CHILDREN AND ROSES

 

Children are like roses

Beauty among the thorn,

We take the bitter with the sweet

From the day they are born.

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We nourish and tend them

With much loving care,

And insure their growth

With patience love and prayer.

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Like roses in variety,

Some grow well and some wild

In this garden of life,

What mystery is in this child?

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We struggle to understand their needs,

For them we only want the best

But these roses we so lovingly tend,

Put us through many a test.

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We can only hope and pray,

As they mature before our eyes,

That love like the sun and rain

Will be enough, for with out it

Even a rose will die.

Dorothy I. McCarty