V01: The Rose Beyond The Wall

A rose once grew,
where all could see,
sheltered beside a garden wall,
and, as the days passed
swiftly by,
it spread its branches,
straight and tall….

One day, a beam of light
shone through a crevice
that had opened wide –
The rose bent gently
toward its warmth
then passed beyond
to the other side….

Now, you who deeply
feel its loss,
be comforted –
the rose blooms there –
its beauty even greater now,
nurtured by God’s
own loving care.