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The Living Rose
by Judith Pleasant

Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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The Living Rose

On Valentineís Day,
I bought my hubby a single long stem rose.
Red represents strength and passion.
And thatís the color I chose.
Simple but with beauty
to say the words I needed to say.
It said I love you on that special day.
He proudly put it in a vase
and set it on our special place,
on top the TV for all to see.
It had some thorns along the stem,
but we have had a few of those
since I have been with him.
Sometimes as time passes we lose the simple
and beautiful things in married life.
Thatís when our lives become filled with strife.
We wonder how our happiness slipped past,
and if our marriage is going to last.
The red rose turned dark after a while.
And I told him to throw it into the garbage pile.
For some reason he kept hanging onto it.
Looking at that dead rose was giving me fits.
I asked him every little bit
to throw the rose away and get rid of it.
He didnít do as I asked
so I decided to do it myself at last.
I picked up the vase just today,
and I was amazed and didnít know what to say.
Along side the stem was leaves of green
I couldnít believe that I had seen.
a dried up rose in a dried up vase
was starting a rose bush right in front of my face.
I was so shocked to see the new life begin,
on a rose that I thought had met its end.
I told my hubby that maybe this was an omen.
That our marriage that is sometimes dead
would start to blossom
like the rose again.
Full of passion, beauty, and love.
Maybe that is Godís message from above.

True story/poem

Copyright © Judith Pleasant 3/ 22/2005

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Reviewed by Liana Margiva 2/6/2008
Very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like it!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 5/31/2007

Reviewed by Denise Contreras 10/22/2006
This is beautiful shows how life goes on we live for ever if it is in body or Spirit. You and your hubby our blessed.
Hugs Angela
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 1/1/2006
"The Living Rose" flows from a fountain of wisdom coursing to the lake of love. Its message shows that gratitude ignites the dynamo of love.

I enjoyed the reading of "The Living Rose".

Never rest Your quills, Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/26/2005
A most loving offering, Judith. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 3/26/2005
I second what JudeAce said
"may a garden of roses fill your lives"..........

Reviewed by jude forese 3/23/2005
may a garden of roses fill your lives ...

emotionally very honest and real poem of love seeking to be rekindled ...
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/23/2005
enjoyed the read. tornado lay an 80' oak on my rose garden and slide it over them all. after the tree was cut up I began looking for my roses and found bare sticks, planted them all, told them they were wonderful, and yes, they bloomed later that fall.
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 3/23/2005
It sure does and go and plant it in the ground as my mother had one that did that and it still blooms every year. This was so neat.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/23/2005
Sounds like a marvelous omen to me, Judith - may that rose bush live forever.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 3/23/2005
This can happen anytime now. I'm so glad for you and hubby.

Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o)

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