A Rose Behind The Wall
(Sympathy Poems – Funeral Poems)
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.