POEMS FROM COURAGE

 

 

 

REGAL ROSE

 

Larry A. Walker

 

 

You were a regal rose.

      Your neck, proud

Your petals, an elegant tapestry

      Your fragrance, heavenly.

 

But you have been cut down.

 

      Days are few.

      Life fades

 

How death stalks its prey!

 

One by one, your petals spiral to the floor.

      I collect and press them to my chest.

Grief closes in like stifling smoke.

 

      Does God care?

 

He hides, I think, cowering behind a cloud.