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A Rose Uprooted
by Helga Ross

Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A rose uprooted is still a rose...


A lively lady in her twilight years;
tireless caregiver, true volunteer;
her older memories closer so she nears
to linger there and live for loved ones here.
A girl nineteen torn of kith and country
like a Peace Rose, (born of worst of wars known),
clothes on her back, a rucksack, and hungry,
a hunk of bread and the hope the young own.
“Feed my sheep”* was the creed to fuel a life
a walking wounded and a world apart,
and fashioned her a Fifties working wife--
freed by need--and a harder life, with heart.
To live with grace and be kind to others;
the road she took, the role she chose--Mother's.



© Helga Ross 2006 

* John.21: 16-17                                                      

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Reviewed by Only A Poet 1/26/2006
a very touching write, well penned and enjoyed.
Reviewed by Robin Ouzman Hislop 1/22/2006
hi helga a tender & perceptive write tho framed in a certain worldy weariness imo, worthy struggle is worthwhile, resignation to ones fate
still the poem bears all that trauma & passion, as usual, expertly rendered saludos
Reviewed by J M 1/19/2006
Beautiful tribute.
Reviewed by Ian Thorpe 1/19/2006
Some powerful images in there Helg.
love
Ian
Reviewed by Sue Hess 1/19/2006
a wonderful tribute
Reviewed by F William Broome 1/19/2006
The Rose must often leave its garden to be appreciated and bring beauty into drab lives. You've penned well "Mother's" blosoming into a great new citizen of a fresh world, and you've done yourself proud. Congrats. This is a sweet read to start the day.
- Bill
Reviewed by alejapoet@aol.com Bennett 1/18/2006
This is beautiful and it s inded a blessing to have or be able to write about such a woman of greatness. God bless you both.



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