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A rose

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sea_of_okc
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0 posted 06-22-99 11:08 PM       View Profile for sea_of_okc   Email sea_of_okc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for sea_of_okc

One day while I was walking
I spotted a rose bush
By the side of an abandoned home
Choked by weeds and grass
The leaves were wilting
The single bud undersized
Never to bloom if left untended
I knelt by that rose bush and wondered
How someone could let something
So beautiful come to such a state
I pulled the weeds and grass away
And gently dug around the base
I worked it loose from the dry soil
Some of the roots were damaged
But I knew they would heal in time
I cradled that rose bush in my arms
And carried it home with me
I found a spot that got plenty of sunlight
I watered and fed that rose bush
Until its leaves became green again
The stalk thickened and the bud grew
Each day I turned my thoughts and attention
To that lonely rose bush I found
And was rewarded one day
When the bud started to open up
Each day I cared for that rose
Until it finally opened all the way
It was the most precious
And beautiful flower I had ever seen
All it needed was someone to care for it
You, my love, are a rose....


For Kari, the love of my life


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Steven Seaman
A burden shared is a burden lightened
A life shared is a life enriched



[This message has been edited by sea_of_okc (edited 06-23-99).]
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Balladeer
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1 posted 06-22-99 11:52 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

This is more like it. A beautiful poem and great tribute to love declared. In other words, YOU DE MAN!
Christina Myers
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2 posted 06-23-99 12:09 AM       View Profile for Christina Myers   Email Christina Myers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Christina Myers's Home Page   View IP for Christina Myers

A lovely thing indeed- giving to another- watching them grow and become even more beautiful than you imagined. How wonderful to read a poem about happiness and nurture- instead of sadness and tears. Bravo.

-C
Lost Dreamer
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3 posted 08-22-99 07:52 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

I liked this, very nice.
hoot_owl_rn
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4 posted 08-22-99 08:31 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

What a nice tribute to the one you love...well done
Alwye
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5 posted 08-22-99 03:41 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Very beautiful.

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*Krista Knutson*

"If I could be an angel, I'd make your every wish come true. But I am only human, just a woman lovin' you..." Trisha Yearwood

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6 posted 08-22-99 05:11 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Yet another masterpiece that I have missed-awesome job, sea_of_okc. It reminded me of one of my friends (every time I think of a rose, I think of her). Thank you.

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."
pen of passion
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7 posted 08-22-99 09:42 PM       View Profile for pen of passion   Email pen of passion   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pen of passion

Brought a smile, big smile.
kalysp
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8 posted 03-10-2001 03:22 PM       View Profile for kalysp   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for kalysp

dang Steve... how the memories flood my soul and my mind... I will never stop loving you.... not until they put me to rest... You will be a part of me for all time.. Your words are sooo beautiful... I am so glad we are talking again.. I'm so glad that I have stopped denying all the emotions.. and feelings, You are one in a million and I am so glad you are a part of my life... thanks...
 
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