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Fair Rose

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Tim
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0 posted 06-20-2007 12:31 AM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Tim

When my time comes this earth to part,
...and leave what we call life,
Remember me not as a man,
...but as a man and wife,
For what I was has ceased to be,
...the day I said I do,
My life exists in partnership,
...a whole made up of two,
At eighteen years I was a boy,
...who thought he was a man,
I placed a ring upon her finger,
...and then my life began,
Her working days and me the night,
...and still too little cash,
For there was school and babies twice,
...no sleep and diaper rash,
But graduation finally came,
...a job, we bought a house,
Then came the twins, now children four,
...with Fairest Rose, my spouse,
Looking back in retrospect,
...some times were kind of rough,
But through it all I learned on thing,
...Fair Rose is mighty tough,
Four children went to college,
...a doctor one became,
One a teacher, one in business,
...and one became the same,
As me a lawyer, I'm kind of proud,
...of what all four have done,
Both the girls have up and married,
...life's getting to be fun,
Three grandkids now I get to spoil,
...I really like the role,
Of Grandpa Tim, with at my side,
...Fair Rose, my heart's extol,
Thirty-six years ago we wed,
...it seems I'm getting older,
But of one thing I am quite sure,
...because last night I told her,
“Fair Rose, I love you, more than ever,
...and I shall dear wife,
Until the day I leave this earth,
...you are my love, my life.
Without you Rose, I would not be,
...for as one we now exist.”
Then I took her in my arms,
...and as one we kissed.
I do not know when I will die,
...I hope I never do,
But hair is graying and bones now ache,
...this life we just pass through.
And when I pass, I hope they etch,
...upon grave's monument,
"A Husband and a Father Dear,
...We Have to Heaven Sent”
And at my side, some day will lie,
...Fair Rose, my love, my life,
The mother of my children,
...my being, my dear wife.
© Copyright 2007 Tim - All Rights Reserved
latearrival
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1 posted 06-20-2007 01:28 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Tim, we women will be found smiling over this  beautiful tribute to your Rose. Thank you for all of us. martyjo
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2 posted 06-20-2007 02:29 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I know I am sure smiling.  How  lucky you two are to have shared this type of bond.  How lucky is this world that through that love, you've given the world four more wonderful human beings to demonstrate its power.
aziza
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3 posted 06-20-2007 03:43 AM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

Tim

Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem about your wife and family.  I loved every line - and am smiling now.  You are a wonderful poet.

Alison
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4 posted 06-20-2007 04:50 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

*smiling too*

hoot_owl_rn
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5 posted 06-20-2007 07:26 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

I don't think there is a woman in the world who would not savor every word of this beautiful tribute. I do hope dear freind that you shared this with her...sure it got you a few points when you did Lovely poem
Ruth
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6 posted 06-20-2007 12:16 PM       View Profile for RogueandPoet   Email RogueandPoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RogueandPoet's Home Page   View IP for RogueandPoet

That was more than poetry....
Warrior Bristo
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7 posted 10-09-2007 10:51 PM       View Profile for Warrior Bristo   Email Warrior Bristo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Warrior Bristo

I hope my life gets to be as full of joy as yours someday.

warrior undefeated
  

 
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