Leroy Ayers

(Hobbs, New Mexico)

Let The Sun Shine In

THE WILTED ROSE LOOKED SO BARE,
WITH PETALS MISSING HERE AND THERE;
SO SMALL IN SIZE, IT WASN'T FAIR,
AN OBVIOUS LACK OF LOVING CARE.

BUT JUST ACROSS THAT THORNY BUSH
ON ANOTHER LIMB SO GREAT IN SIZE;
TOWERED A BEAUTIFUL ROSE SO UNIQUE,
ONE THAT COULD WIN ANY PRIZE.

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