by Teresa Burleson
Out of the thorns Comes the rose, Still daring to unfurl Its fragile beauty Amidst such pain, Wordlessly testifying To the One Who is fairer By far, Than all He has made. The One who made These silken petals, Once Himself wore thorns, The only crown We offered Him.
A free-lancer for over 40 years, Teresa Burleson has credits in over 45 magazines. In 2002, she received the National League of American Pen Women Virginia Liebeler Biennial Grant for Mature Women in the letters category. She is the author of The Pilgrim’s Lyre, published in 2003 and Rose Without Thorns, published in 2013.