Like the bud of a flower

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Like the bud of a flower

You lived

Hidden

Protected

Unfolding

Bursting forth

A life of your own

A beauty of your own

A free gift given

cottage life 013For you I have longed

For you I have dreamed

For you I have suffered

I have named you

You are mine

Even as you are you.

By Sr. Marie Clarkson, OLM