Once just a sprout amongst weeds and vines,
Braving nature's storms and winter's cold blight.
Repressed and pierced in the thorns of life,
God sprinkles with dew, replenishing in the night.
Ascending beyond trials, affliction, and strife,
A bud launches growth ... toward God's own light.
Restoring in His warmth (tranquility sublime);
Strengthened in the journey, to continue with might.
Reaching ever upward ... Heavenly inspired;
Divine radiance descends. Sun and flower unite.
A delicate bud (beautified and refined)
Blossoms into a rose, then climbs to new heights.