Mother's Rose
It lies within a mother's heart...
her rose of perfect love.

It reaches always upward
to find the Light above.

Its color changes year to year
as it grows from bud to flower.

It graces all who look upon
its fragrant hidden bower.

A timeless beauty lingers there
with truth and love and caring...

For all her friends and children
in this heart so meant for sharing.

Within this heart designed to hold
untold pain and tears,

There only grows a rose of love
replenished by the years.

As fragant in its waning days
as when its bloom was new.

For she has tucked within its folds
her eternal love for you!

By Ruth Y. Nott
Copyright 2002