The Risk to know Beauty 4-17-21
A Rose Garden
The whole world could be choked with thorns
A lover's heart will stay a rose garden.
The wheel of heaven could wind to a halt
The world of Lovers will go on turning. Rumi
In my wandering through memories
I find I stumble over many these days.
Gazing through a window of tears
I see your face looking back at me
And I am grateful I took the chance.
In spite of the many past heartaches
I said, “Yes” to your invitation to love,
And have never regretted a single day.
No second thoughts, no skepticism,
Taking a leap of faith was worth the risk.
The years have taught me to trust
More in my own wisdom than others.
Making decisions have become mindful,
No longer blindly hoping for the best
I know my heart will choose wisely.
Remembering that we both believed
That a love such as ours was possible
Is what opened the way for us to meet.
In spite of the thorns we saw only roses.
Defying the odds, we found only love.