A Wilting Rose
A rose with the sweetest fragrance
by Elaina Marcalles
Gently spreads its curvy petals
And a rose while ever so fine,
Wilts when covered in shadow
And blooms when it basks in the light
But a rose does not last forever
Even emersed in light
And dies with time,
as its soft beauty wilts,
and wilts ever
'A Wilting Rose' is an analogy comparing a rose to mankind's soul. In the presence of God we bloom and thrive off the 'light' making our soul and whole being healthy. But when we are 'covered in shadow, '
evil and sin eat at our soul corrupting us and making us feel a false sense of contentment. Mankind does not last forever though and our life on earth is not eternal. Mankind 'dies with time, ' but we die slowly and peacefully if we 'bask in the light.' We shall 'wilt' softly with age and happiness.