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Gentle Rose

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Tim
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Gentle Rose, for e'er I will remember
Thy perfect grace, asleep in final slumber
Angelic face, upon death's pillow lay
As mourners weep and silent dirges play
Cries of grief and sorrow, silence of the tomb
What requiem, for rose that ne'er will bloom?

What bell does toll the passing of a child?
A life so young, so pure... unreconciled
That death should grasp her now without remorse
Just as her life sets sail its rocky course
Come Terpsichore and sing your songs of dance
And curse the evil Thanatos whose lance
Strikes deep into the mourner's grieving soul
Rise up I pray, her life I do extol
A gentle rose, whose beauty graced this earth
A loving soul, so caring full of mirth
I beg of thee, no songs of sorrow weep
But shout our hymns of praise, so all might keep
Her in our hearts for e'er, for we have known
A gentle rose, that God now calls his own.
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1 posted 06-16-99 05:51 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Absolutely beautiful, Tim. Nothing is sadder that the death of a child. You expressed it very well.
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Your work is wonderful, Tim - please honor us with more...
Genea
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3 posted 06-16-99 06:35 PM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

Tim,
Beautifully sad...like the rose symbolism.
~Genea
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Beautiful and sad. I always think when a child dies, they have a special place in Heaven. Thank you for a touching poem.
Nan
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This has special meaning today, Tim - so let's bring it front and center... Thanks
Mike
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Today, I think of a gentle rose...
MuseFaire
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this has sort of an "old world" feel to it.. excellent job of setting the tone.


-the muse-
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Profound sorrow eloquently expressed.
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This brings me to think about a different flower for its name... the forget-me-not. Neither the rose or the forget-me-not is soon forgotten. Eloquently expressed.
Sally S.
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Beautiful...and heartbreaking. This was a truly touching poem. Thank you for sharing it.
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absolutely wonderful!!!
Tim
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Honeybee
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Tim, this is beautifully melancholic and the meter and syallable count are perfect.  This poem touches me very much and I agree that there is nothing worse than losing a child.

Melissa~

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Tim, consider reposting this one when you are lost for words ...
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