The Red Red Rose
Petals soft and silky smooth
with moisture from the glistening dew.
The scent of love fills the air.
Given with deep love to share.
A trembling hand to hold the gift
and with his love, the spirit lift.
Velvet red the color glows__
forever love it has foretold.
Upon her favorite page is pressed
the rose in all its glory rests.
Placed inside with a loving hand
that wears a golden wedding band.
Decades pass and the two moved on.
The loving tribute to their bond__
upon her favorite page still lies,
testament to a love that never dies.
©Elizabeth Melton Parsons