Winter Rosebuds


Winter Rosebuds

Uncommon optimism

Featuring a rare breed of tenacity.

Daring to blossom in the winter

When temperatures bite

And the sun hides.

Not destined for radiant bloom in June,

They’ll never grace a bride’s bouquet.

And yet,

They toil in the dark hours,

Enduring the cold,

Determined to  beautify their singular spot

In the gray, sleeping garden.


I admire  their courage

And give them a place of honor

In Nanny’s  rosebud vase

Where they  can remind me:

God sees the valiant fight,

Recognizes difficult soil conditions.

And appreciates, probably more than we know,

the struggle of a winter rose

To bloom against all odds.

k.p.  january 2013

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2 Responses to Winter Rosebuds

  1. Tink says:

    Ahhh….you are the winter rose! And you’re blooming! God is good!

  2. Michelle says:

    Lovely Kerry. Really lovely.

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