On Beginning an Eternal Relationship
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“On Beginning an Eternal Relationship,” New Era, Feb. 1987, 51

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Courtship and Marriage

On Beginning an Eternal Relationship

My yard

a barren wasteland

overnight burst into roses

roses and roses!

But rushing

to consume their radiant beauty

clothes snag

fingers prick

petals tear.

Slowly now

with care

I am discovering

the art of raising roses.