Symbol Tom Conroy

A solitary rose stands in the cracked desert,

Feeling the harshness of the crazed wind.

It bends under the pressure,

But refuses to break.

Voices whisper of a land of hopes and dreams,

And teach the rose that all will be well.

There is a burst of action,

And there is sound of water.

Evidence of a new beginning.

A land of prosperity is born.

In the middle of a world of harmony and kindness

Stands the rose,

Each petal glinting in the soft sunlight.

The rose weeps in awe.

A place of acceptance has been built.

The rose sways to a steady beat,

While the scent of honey escapes.

A soft hum fills the air.