A Lonely Red Rose

In memory of my Popo (grandfather)

A single, lonely red rose is laid gently
Upon a new grave.
It lies there strikingly bright against
The freshly overturned soil.
Tears well up in my eyes because
I want to say so much….
Yet I can only manage to choke out a sob,
And I know, with out a shred of a doubt,
I have to leave….
But my limbs are immobilized.
My mind is in a panic,
And so I reach out
to my last chance of understanding.
I frantically ask the Lord…
“WHY???”
My only answer is a gentle, sympathetic
Roll of thunder in the far distance.
This simple answer fills my shattered heart
To the brim with peace.
He was no longer in pain, no longer in agony.
Never again would he be subject to that terrible disease!
He was happy in another world.
With a heavy sigh I turn to go, leaving behind that red rose.

A Lonely Red Rose

sobrechild

Joined August 2010

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