INSPIRATIONAL POEMS: “A rose once grew”


“A rose once grew”

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 crevices 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 or fail,
Nay, let us faith and hope receive,
The rose still grows beyond the wall.
Scattering fragrance far and wide
Just as it did in the days of yore
Just as it did on the other side
Just as it will forever more.

Almira L. Frink
1870 – 1903


9 Comments Add yours

  1. Trina Graves says:

    One of my favourite sympathy poems, and I noticed you have the date of death for the author, I wasn’t able to find this when I added it to my site, so thank you too for this detail Amira.


    1. I actually saw this poem in your site dear Trina, and then I looked for her date of death, she died very young… I also loved this poem! So thank you for your share of this beautiful poem!!! ❤

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  2. LindaP says:

    So touching! thanks for posting Amira! Love ,Linda


    1. Thank you Linda! I am glad to hear that you liked it! Love and light back to you ❤


  3. Lovely…this is also Saint Rita’s story….


    1. Oh thank you for that! I just read her beautiful story of the rose 🙂

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      1. I cherish Rita’s story of Hope and Peace.


        1. Yes, and great faith, it’s very inspirational for sure! 🙂


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