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A Rose in tatters on the garden path Cried

A Rose in tatters on the garden path
Cried out to God and murmured ""gainst His Wrath
Because a sudden wind at twilight""s hush
Had snapped her stem alone of all the bush.
And God Who hears both sun dried dust and sun
Had pity whispering to that luckless one
"Sister in that thou sayest We did not well
What voices heardst thou when thy petals fell?"
And the Rose answered "In that evil hour
A voice said `Father wherefore falls the flower?
For lo the very gossamers are still.""
And a voice answered `Son by Allah""s will!"""

Then softly as a rain mist on the sward
Came to the Rose the Answer of the Lord
"Sister before We smote the dark in twain
Ere yet the stars saw one another plain
Time Tide and Space We bound unto the task
That thou shouldst fall and such an one should ask."
Whereat the withered flower all content
Died as they die whose days are innocent
While he who questioned why the flower fell
Caught hold of God and saved his soul from Hell.

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