A rose once grew
where all could see,
sheltered beside a garden wall.
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 the rose blooms there
Its beauty even greater now,
nurtured by God's loving care.