Rose in Bloom Inspirational Poem and eCard by Caroline Gavin of Purposeful Pathway Life Coaching

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Lovely rose,

Brilliant in bloom,

Beautiful vision

My heart to consume.


Lord Jesus, may I be

As one of these:

Beautiful, fragrant

Your heart to please.


As the soft bud

Emerging from earth,

May I stretch upward

To claim rebirth.


As the petals

Colorful and bright,

May my beauty grow

From Your luminous Light.


As the pattern

Of the petals ‘round,

May I circle about You,

Your love to abound.


As the fragrance of roses

Aromatic and sweet,

May my prayers rise to You

Lovely incense to greet.


As roses intertwine,

One next to another,

May my life bring joy

To sister and brother.


As amidst the beauty

Of the rose is the thorn,

May I recall Your agony,

The bitter Cross borne.


As the bloom withers,

As the petals do fall,

May I remember

Dust we are all.


As the rose petals

With earth become one,

May I recall the promise

Of You, God’s Son.


Eternal life we find

When to ourselves we die;

We become one with You

When flesh we crucify.


Glorious truth

Expressed in the flower;

Over death my Savior

Holds eternal power.


Die with Him I shall

To live with Him too;

He died with love for me –

What else can I but do?


Yes, I live for You, Master:

May I be to You a rose.

Fragrant and sweet,

As my love for You grows.


I recall always You:

Your pain on Calvary;

I envision always You:

Your agony in Gethsemane.


Lovely You are, Master

Loveliest of all;

Deepest of pain You embrace

To save me from the Fall.


As the soft bud, then,

Emerging from earth,

I stretch and embrace

You and Your Rebirth.


Lord Jesus, I vow to be

Ever as one of these:

Beautiful and fragrant

Your heart to please.


You are the loveliest Rose,

Brilliant in bloom,

Your love for me forever

Does my heart consume.

© 2012 Caroline Gavin
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