In the middle of a flower
The petals hide the prize
Of what gives her life
And waits to open to skies.
It needs nurtured
And watered and
Fed the right food
For it to turn out to be any good.
A strong sturdy stem
Holds the weight in its hand
And shows off the beauty
Of the soul that’s so grand.
The petals have opened
Her soul has been bared
People are looking
And some have stared.
They didn’t realize because no one asked
That God grew this flower for a very special task
Where no one had ever dared to look twice
Now they were saying, oh wow, she’s so nice.
So when you see someone you don’t really know
Nurture them with kind words and watch how they grow
Help them to blossom in who God hath made
Plant seeds in the sun, and not in the shade.