A rose grows slowly, like a love affair
It reaches its highest glory and becomes magnificent when it blooms, like love
But in the end when the rose withers and the petals drop to the ground, it is not
You turn sharply around corners unaware of what lies ahead.
Following the trail you encounter snow, sleet, mud and extreme heat.
Stopping to catch your breath you take in your surroundings and realize the trail has
led to a crossroads and you must choose the fate of your future.
A seed starts in the ground
only if it is nurtured does it sprout out to kiss the sun
It grows into a bud that unfolds slowly.
its beauty adds to the earth for one glimmering moment.