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Why

Amazing love  begs perception,
wide the fields' uncertainty,
deep the valleys of depression,
Why me, Lord, why tragedy?

When difficulties we embrace,
is accident on purpose?
Seeds produced by misfortune's grace
lie just below the surface.

Roots of hope with blooms that rally
smother buds of pain and doubt.
These are lilies of the valley
turning breakdowns wrong side out.

Trust becomes our rose of Sharon
that is stayed by sacred sheath.
Watch the maze of weeds turn barren
as raring love springs thru the heath.


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  1. Date: 6/7/2013 8:51:00 PM
    Congrats, RAP, on a great poem. randy

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 12:02:00 PM
    Love the flow and the message Reason--kudos!

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 8:38:00 PM
    Reason, a nice little win.... congratulations! *Linda

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 12:27:00 PM
    Congratulations on a well deserved win.. I enjoy your work.... Jake

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 9:03:00 PM
    Reason: Congratulations on your fine winning poem. SuZ

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 8:29:00 PM
    Big Congrats to you, this is a deep poem and I loved that reference to Rose of Sharon. I just put one in my yard this spring and can't wait to see it grow!! luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 6:54:00 PM
    Congratulations on your excellent win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 2:20:00 PM
    I enjoyed this..congrats on your 3rd place win. in my contest. BG

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 8:15:00 PM
    This rated tops with me. Amazing. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 1:07:00 PM
    Great metaphors. Congratulations! Warm Smiles, Connie.

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 12:43:00 PM
    Reason, CONGRATULATIONS in Deb's contest!!! ;-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 9:22:00 AM
    Such faith, and hope just shines through your verses......each line is inspiration! Congratulations on a lovely winning poem!!

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 7:37:00 AM
    I feel like I have traveled back to another time. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 9:49:00 AM
    Difficult questions but with very good answers, or at least acceptance of the facts and the ability to move on. Hopeful poetry is always uplifting.

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 11:38:00 AM
    wow, an inspirational message. Love the reference to rose of sharon and the uplifting ending.

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 11:15:00 AM
    My favorite poem of yours so far....I love rose of Sharons have some of all colors...blessings

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 6:17:00 AM
    Lovely written Reason A! - Have a beautiful weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 5:50:00 AM
    !!!