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 it’s branches, straight and tall.

One day a beam of light shone through
a crevice that had opened wide,
The rose bent gently toward the warmth
and 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.