One Last Rose

In a better place now

Photo by Biel Morro on Unsplash

A wake. The black casket sits open waiting for the line to form.

They peer down at my lifeless body — my wife, children, grandchildren, and friends.

I see tears wash down their cheeks and their sadness is so overwhelming.

I long to tell them I am fine, but my mouth no longer works on this earth.




Mustard Seed Sentinel is a Christian lifestyle magazine publishing articles on faith, health, politics, news, poetry, fiction, parenting, recipes, and book reviews. We are a family-friendly publication that publishes faith-based content. Only appropriate content will be accepted.

Recommended from Medium

vineyard tales

Life Is A Tapestry of Love

Mindless Matters

They lost themselves , whilst enjoying the freedom to the extreme , at a place which is far away…

Is true nature changing, unchanging, neither or both?

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
J.M. Troppello

J.M. Troppello

Author of Sunflower Quest & Mr. Shipley's Governess | Owner of Mustard Seed Sentinel |

More from Medium

CI'm a Christian, I'm Not Perfect

Why I love Jesus

Who Is It? I Am the Courier Of Love