A beautiful flower awakens and comes into bloom
It’s petals all silky and bright, reaching for the warm glow of the sun
We gently sprinkle with water and watch it turn into many from just one.
A new life begins, as a precious baby, from its mother’s womb descends
The tiny little cry, to the first little smile, growth happens in such a short while
The baby grows into an adult and goes out into the world on its own
This birthing of both, life’s beginning, a new cycle comes forth
Time passes, we appreciate the loveliness and beauty of the flower
Both accomplish what God intended but they soon tire from their tasks
The flower begins to wilt, its colors soon fade, it droops no matter with water, sun, or shade
A delicate whisper of wind crumbles the flower and to Heaven and beyond it ascends
The adult has completed its journey, they can no longer stand on their feet
Sickness has consumed them and soon they slowly fade away as God takes them to Heaven one day
We look back and marvel at both, a celebration that God has shared with us all
We can press the flower, and save in a book, for at any point that we wish another look
The cycle of our loved one, with memories, we can always carry them near
We quietly pray and shed a simple tear, but never will they be forgot, in our hearts they are always near.
It’s a cycle of life for both of God’s gifts, time is unknown, the importance comes in the love we show
For tomorrow they may be gone, never will we know.