POEMS FROM COURAGE
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.
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.