A rose once grew where all could see,
sheltered beside a garden wall
and as the days passed swiftly by,
it spread it’s branches, straight and tall.
One day a beam of light
shone through a crevice that opened wide
The rose bent gently toward it’s warmth
then passed beyond to the other side.
Now, you who deeply feel it’s loss,
be comforted the rose blooms there
it’s beauty even greater now,
nurtured by God’s loving care.