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  A Box Of Roses
by J. Allen Wilson
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
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It’s strange how everyday things can sometimes reveal the hardened places of ones heart. In this area of the spirit, the scars have become encrusted with stones of time. Crystallizing so to speak; afraid still of yet another wound. Time does little but to narrow the gap until ones reunion...photograph of Moms Rose 1/31/2002

A Box Of Roses


Melon hues of roses bloom caress the February sky.

The muted grays with the soft pinks made me think,

of the not so long ago days of my mourners sigh.


The girl at the store today carried today a box of roses of melon hue.

So come now these; my recollections of a calling come due.

Precious to me was this soul thus departed into a promised land.

Oh resolute now is this, mine heart on the brevity of sinful man.


Five years have come, five years have now gone.

And I still have that last single rose held by mom.

Its pinks are now a dried and rusty, dusty brown.

And it is by this; the passing of a day;

It is from this the ending of another year.

That I; oh I come nearer to my mom so dear.


Oh to look upon your face again…

To say I’m sorry and that I love you.

Soon…I feel it is soon.


J. Allen Wilson © TWO 2007




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Reviewed by KK Tales 11/20/2012
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/22/2008
Love roses of all colors, but yellow ones best. Red have the best smell. A lovely tribute to your Mom. My mom had rose gardens in her back yard, and I used to have 25 rose bushes too. Now I have only a wild one growing.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 1/20/2008
A beautiful tribute to your mom, and a lovely write.
Reviewed by aaaa aaa (Reader) 1/1/2008
This brought tears.......lovely
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/24/2007
A soul-reaching write that stirs the senses. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace,

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 2/24/2007
Reviewed by Taylor Ryan 2/22/2007
So much love captured in the essence of her single rose. Memories live in the petals even though they they age a nd deteriorate with years, the memories remain strong and fresh. Very touching, Allen.
Reviewed by J M 2/22/2007
J ALLEN this is a beautiful tribute Poem for Mother so rich in love and memories a beautiful poem Soon ys.

Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 2/22/2007
one of the greatest loves not of self but that of a child to it's mother and vice/versa
it shines here pure and wonderful~~~
Reviewed by Butch Howard 2/22/2007
A lovely outpouring of love from a son who misses his beloved mother. She is now immortalized in this lovely poem. Well done Allen!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/22/2007
The rose has faded, but she lives on, in your heart and soul.

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