Rose Petals

Rose petals on the ground

by Judith Alciatore

They pull the petals from the rose

With hearts of steel and stone

Not caring how the flower grows

For it is not their own

One by one, with practiced pride

They crush the flower’s head

Regarding not the life inside

The mother’s flower bed

Now the flower fades and dies

In silent agony

Only God will hear the cries

of spirits soon to be

Fragile flowers of our hearts

To Heaven you are bound

In memory as your souls depart

Rose petals on the ground


This poem came to me after the first time I saw pictures of aborted babies. God took the horror and grief I felt and gave me these Words. Thank You, Lord.

For more of Judy’s beautiful poetry, please visit her Facebook page, God’s Poetry by clicking here. 


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