Memorial Plaque

Ascent NB is looking at installing a memorial plaque at the Cochrane Lane cliffs for Cory Hall, Don Belliveau, and Ian McDonald.  I am looking for an inspirational poem or saying to install on the plaque along with the names.  If anyone has suggestions please post them here or on Facebook.

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  1. I’m not familiar with the author, but I just came across this:

    The Rose Beyond The Wall – A. L. Frink

    Near a shady wall a rose once grew,
    Budded and blossomed in God’s free light,
    Watered and fed by the morning dew,
    Shedding it’s 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 it’s 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 forever-more.

    A. L. Frink

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