Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Rose Beyond the Wall

Celebrating Dad



Viewing
Wednesday Night
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Plunkett Louis Swift Funeral Home

Mass
10 am
St. John Bosco Catholic Church

Burial to follow
St. John Neumann Cemetery

Luncheon
Noon
Williamson Restaurant


The Rose Beyond the Wall
Near shady wall a rose once grew,
Budded and blossomed in God's free light,
Watered and fed by morning dew,
Shedding its 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 its 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.

From the writings of A.L. Frink

1 comment:

  1. I am soooo very sorry my sweet friend!!! I have been sick for several days and not been on the computer! My heart breaks for you, your siblings, children, and dear Mother!!! You as always have remained in my prayers but, this is just so hard and at this time of year, sigh**** Wish I could do or say something comforting, yet I'm at a loss. May our Lord give you the comfort to carry you during this time!

    Love to you, sweet sister!
    Laura

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