Psalms of Christ #8

“Some say love, it is a river

That drowns the tender reed

Some say love, it is a razor

That leaves your soul to bleed

Some say love, it is a hunger,

An endless aching need

I say, love it is a flower,

And you its only seed

 

It’s the heart afraid of breaking

That never learns to dance

It’s the dream afraid of waking

That never takes the chance

It’s the one who won’t be taken,

Who cannot seem to give,

And the old afraid of dyin’

That never learns to live

 

When the night has been too lonely

And the road has been too long,

And you think that love is only

For the lucky and the strong,

Just remember in the winter

Far beneath the bitter snow

Lies the seed that with the sun’s love

In the spring becomes the rose”

 

The song The Rose by Amanda McBroom