Parable of the Rose
man planted a rose and watered it faithfully.
it blossomed, he examined it.
a bud that would soon blossom.
saw the thorns, and he thought,
can any beautiful flower come from a plant,
with so many sharp thorns?"
by this thought, he neglected to water the rose,
it was ready to bloom, it died.
is with many people.
every soul, there is a rose.
qualities planted in us at birth,
amidst the thorns of our faults.
of us look at ourselves and see only
thinking nothing good
come from us.
to water the good within us,
realize our potential.
don't see the rose within themselves.
someone else to show it to them.
One of the greatest gifts a person can possess
to be able to reach past the thorns
the rose within others.
is the truest, most innocent, and gracious
of love ~
another person, including their faults,
the nobility in their soul,
still help another to realize
can overcome their faults.
show them the rose, they will conquer the thorns.
then will they blossom many times over,
in this world is to help others,
them their roses and not their thorns.
then that we achieve the love we should feel for each other.
then can we bloom in our own garden.