Wilma Janiece "Wink" Fraley, August 12, 1919 - January 26, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Rose Beyond the Wall

Near shady wall a rose once grew,
Budded and blossomed in God’s free light,
Watered and fed by morning dew,
Shedding its sweetness day and night.

As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,
Slowly rising to loftier height,
It came to a crevice in the wall
Through which there shone a beam of light.

Onward it crept with added strength
With never a thought of fear or pride,
It followed the light through the crevice’s length
And unfolded itself on the other side.

The light, the dew, the broadening view
Were found the same as they were before,
And it lost itself in beauties new,
Breathing its fragrance more and more.

Shall claim of death cause us to grieve
And make our courage faint and fall?
Nay! Let us faith and hope receive --
The rose still grows beyond the wall,

Scattering fragrance far and wide
Just as it did in days of yore,
Just as it did on the other side,
Just as it will forevermore.

From the writings of A.L. Frink

I love you, Gram.

21 comments:

Jim Wright said...

Condolences, Janiece, to you and yours

mattw said...

Janiece, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Karl said...

I wish you peace, Janiece.
For you and yours.

The Mechanicky Gal said...

We send our condolences from SD.....

Carol Elaine said...

I'm so sorry, Janiece. My sympathies to you and your family.

((hugs))

kimby said...

I'm sorry Janiece. Thoughts and hugs and lots of love to you and yours....

WendyB_09 said...

My condolences on your loss. Thinking of you & your family.

nzforme said...

So sorry for your loss. So nice that you share part of her name, so she lives on in you.

Dr. Phil (Physics) said...

I'm sorry you lost your Gram. But when I see a posting like this and the happy face of a previous time, I am drawn to the nickname "Wink" -- and know there has to be a good story that goes with that.

Take care,

Dr. Phil

Mrs. Bitch said...

Oh, Janiece! I'm so sorry.

The poem is a beautiful tribute.

Rachael said...

My condolences. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Tania said...

I'm so sorry. My sincere condolences.

Eric said...

Janiece, if you need anything, all you have to do is ask.

My best to you and the folks.

Venus Vaughn said...

Janiece, I'm so sorry about your grandmother's passing.

neurondoc said...

Just saw this. Sending you and your family my deepest condolences on your loss.

Anne C. said...

My deepest condolences, Janiece. I know she was well loved.


(((((((((((((((((HUG!))))))))))))))))

MWT said...

Condolences to you and your family.

Vagabond said...

Hi Janiece, My arms won't stretch far enough, so in lieu of a big hug, I hope you'll accept my sympathy and love, and Paola's as well. Keep the faith . . .

Aileen said...

My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. So hard to lose one who was loved so very much.

John the Scientist said...

Condolences, Janiece.

Steve Buchheit said...

Condolences, Janiece.