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The rose beyond the wall
Posted by: rubye2sday (---.accel.pas.earthlink.net)
Date: May 26, 2004 10:44AM

I'm looking for a poem my mother left me when she passed away, The Rose Beyond The Wall, My daughter has started a rose garden and made a book for her new garden, I'd like to put the poem in this book for her

Post Edited (05-26-04 09:46)


Re: memory
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: May 26, 2004 11:12AM

Here you go:

The Rose Beyond the Wall

A rose once grew where all could see

Sheltered beside a garden wall

And, as the days past 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

Itís beauty even greater now

Nurtured by Godís own loving care.

Author unknown

Re: memory
Posted by: ilza (---.162.243.62.user.ajato.com.br)
Date: May 26, 2004 01:24PM

I know another one - I got this card nearly 25 years ago ...
The Rose Beyond the Wall

Near a shady wall a rose once grew,
Budded and blossomed in God's free light,
Watered and fed by the morning dew,
Shedding it's sweetness day and night.

As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,
Slowly rising to loftier height,
It came to a crevice in the wall
Through which there shone a beam of light.

Onward it crept with added strength
With never a thought of fear or pride,
It followed the light through the crevice's length
And unfolded itself on the other side.

The light, the dew, the broadening view
Were found the same as they were before,
And it lost itself in beauties new,
Breathing it's fragrance more and more.

Shall claim of death cause us to grieve
And make our courage faint and fall?
Nay! Let us faith and hope receive--
The rose still grows beyond the wall,

Scattering fragrance far and wide
Just as it did in days of yore,
Just as it did on the other side,
Just as it will forevermore.

~ A. L. Frink ~

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