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Roses (Not mine a foward I received and thought to share) Get out the Kleenex!!

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Isis
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since 09-06-99
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Sunny Queensland


0 posted 09-29-1999 01:32 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis


Red roses were her favourites, her name was also Rose.
And every year her husband sent them tied with pretty bows.
The year he died the roses were delivered to her door.
The card said, "Be my Valentine, like all the years before."
Each year he sent her roses and the note would always say, "I love you even more this year, than last year on this day."
"My love for you will always grow, with every passing year."
She knew this was the last time that the roses would appear.
She thought, he ordered roses in advance for this day.
Her loving husband did not know, that he would pass away.

He always liked to do things early, way before the time.
Then if he got too busy, everything would work out fine.
She trimmed the stems, and placed them in a very special vase.
Then, sat the vase beside the portrait of his smiling face.
She would sit for hours, in her husband's favourite chair.
While staring at his picutre, and the roses sitting there.


A year went by, and it was hard to live without her mate.
With lonliness and solitude, that had become her fate.
Then, the very hour, as on Valentine's before,
The doorbell rang, and there were roses, sitting by her door.
She brought the roses in, and then just looked at them in shock.
Then, went to get the telephone, to call the Florist's shop.
The owner answered, and she asked him, if he would explain,
Why would someone do this to her, causing her such pain?

"I know your husband passes away, more than a year ago,"
The owner said, "I knew you'd call, and you would want to know.
The flowers you received today, were paid for in advance.
Your husband always planned ahead, he left nothing to chance.
There is a standing order, that I have on file down here,
And he has paid, well in advance, you'll get them every year.
There is also another thing, that I think you should know,
He wrote a special little card..he did this years ago.
Then, should ever I find out that he's no longer here,
That's the card...that should be sent to you the following year."

She thanked him and hung up the phone, her tears now flowing hard.
Her fingers shaking, as she slowly reached to get the card.
Inside the card, she saw that he had written her a note,
Then as she stared in total silence, this is what he wrote.."Hello my love, I know it's been a year since I've been gone,
I hope it hasn't been too hard for you to overcome.
I know it must be lonely, and the pain is very real.
For if it was the other way, I know how I would feel.
The love we shared made everything so beautiful in life.
I loved you more than words can say, you were the perfect wife.
You were my friend and lover, you fulfilled my every need.
I know it's only been a year, but please try not to grieve.
I want you to be happy, even when you shed your tears.
That is why the roses will be sent to you for years.
When you get these roses, think of all the happiness,
That we had together, and how both of us were blessed.
I have always loved you and I know I always will.
But my love, you must go on, you have some living still.
Please....try to find happiness, while living out your days.
I know it is not easy, but I hope you find some ways.
The roses will come every year, and they will only stop,
When your door's not answered, when the florist stops to knock.

He will come five times that day, in case you have gone out.
But after his last visit, he will know without a doubt,
To take the roses to the place, where I've instructed him,
And place the roses where we are, together once again.

Sometimes in life, you find a special friend,
Someone who changes your life just by being part of it.
Someone who makes you laugh until you can't stop,
Someone who makes you believe that there really is good in the world.
Someone who convinces you that there really is an unlocked door just waiting for you to open it..

LET ME KNOW IF THE POEM HAD THE EFFECT ON YOU AS IT DID ON ME. I BAWLED!!!!

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A hero is a man who does what he can.
~Isis~
(The Fragile Rose)


© Copyright 1999 Isis - All Rights Reserved
Marilyn
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since 09-26-1999
Posts 2646
Ontario, Canada


1 posted 09-29-1999 01:37 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

I recieved this forward last year and again several months ago. I cried a river each time I read it. I also copied it to my archives. If there is truely a man like this in the world let him find me. That is my prayer.
Isis
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since 09-06-99
Posts 6390
Sunny Queensland


2 posted 09-29-1999 01:38 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Me too Marilyn, me too!!..:..

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A hero is a man who does what he can.
~Isis~
(The Fragile Rose)


Dragoness
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since 08-07-99
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3 posted 09-29-1999 02:10 AM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

OH to find a love so true.....I wish.

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.
PhaerieChild
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since 08-30-99
Posts 1829
Aloha, Oregon


4 posted 09-29-1999 04:31 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

I got this in an email once and I cried for hours at the sheer beauty of a love so true

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What you hid from your parents as kids, you will hide from your kids as parents. ~Cletus T Judd~


RainbowGirl
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since 07-31-99
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5 posted 09-29-1999 05:56 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Isis: I've also seen it before and like others, shed a few tears at the beauty of such a wonderful love..

HUGS

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Mary
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since 09-23-1999
Posts 40
Delaware, Ohio, USA


6 posted 09-29-1999 09:38 AM       View Profile for Mary   Email Mary   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mary

I need more Kleenex...thanks for sharing it with us lsis!
Pepper
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since 08-19-99
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Southern Florida

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7 posted 09-29-1999 09:51 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

yes Isis.....tears shed here too.....thanks for sharing

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
WhtDove
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since 07-22-99
Posts 9561
Illinois


8 posted 09-29-1999 09:54 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I got this one also, and cryed a river of tears! Sure is great poem!
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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Glen Hope, PA USA


9 posted 09-29-1999 10:04 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've read it before and still cried
U K Hero
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since 08-08-99
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England


10 posted 09-29-1999 10:12 AM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

See the tears, they trickle down my pen.
Sunshine
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11 posted 09-29-1999 10:17 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

thank you for sharing this. I also received this twice before, always from good friends...your thoughtfulness in sharing it with us shows us all the generosity of your heart.
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