Dorris DeLacy Mingo

Capitol Heights, Maryland, USA
Dorris DeLacy Mingo
Capitol Heights, Maryland, USA
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The Rose

One of the greatest gifts to mankind is to be blessed and honored
To receive his flowers and see them while he yet live.
To see their beauty and to smell the sweet aromatic fragrance
That they give! Today, I see my flowers, which are many and are in clusters
In all colors and of numerous kinds, which makes my inner joy,
Truly difficult at this very moment to define. Looking upon my flowers as I meditate in gratitude and pray,
My eyes are drawn to keep focusing on the very center, day after
Day after day. Where there I see a bright and beautiful "Rose". Mysteriously around it are numerous blossoms, which all seem
To be open wide and gathered with one pressed against the other
From the top, the bottom and side. But the "Rose" with all

Its splendor and beauty, proudly stands alone, looking fragile
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