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Only the Rose

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Parker
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... the old black rum


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Only the Rose                              
--------------------                              
In the garden,                            
many flowers grow                          
There is a special one                    
That I nolonger hold                      
It lies in the heart of the garden        
and in the heart of my soul                
I long to touch its precious beauty        
and breathe its sweet scent,              
Its image is with me everywhere,          
as I fall asleep,                          
and with my first breath of the morning air
I have tempted other flowers in the garden
but show no emothion, they will ever know  
My heart is lost to that special flower,  
and as I walk through the garden,          
I know, I can love,                        
Only the Rose.                            
                      James Parker Haley  
                      Feb 1993            

© Copyright 2000 James Parker Haley - All Rights Reserved
Betty Gravitt
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1 posted 01-06-2000 06:09 PM       View Profile for Betty Gravitt   Email Betty Gravitt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Betty Gravitt

Beautiful words Haleyja.  

 B Gravitt


Mike
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2 posted 01-06-2000 06:25 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Well done.
devina
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3 posted 01-06-2000 06:36 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

All I can say is that this Rose is a very lucky lady!!!  Good poem too!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
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4 posted 01-06-2000 09:04 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, I agree, this is beautiful!

 Denise

Alwye
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In the space between moments


5 posted 01-06-2000 09:59 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Very lovely..makes me wish for spring and the sight and smell of the roses in my mother's garden...great work!  

 *Krista Knutson*

~*Like a lion, without fear of the howling pack,
Like a gust of wind, ne'er trapped in a snare,
Like a lotus blossom, ne'er sprinkled by water,
Let me, like a unicorn, in solitude roam.*~ Hymn Of Buddha


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6 posted 01-07-2000 04:32 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Beautiful words indeed, Lovely!! Well Done!!

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


Elizabeth Santos
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7 posted 01-07-2000 06:13 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Very lovely, indeed
Liz
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8 posted 01-07-2000 11:03 AM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

This is wonderful , well done  
Parker
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... the old black rum


9 posted 01-07-2000 11:48 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Thanks to all, for your kind words, this is
a very wonderful community of friends.

James
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10 posted 01-08-2000 09:59 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

"It lies in the heart of the garden        
and in the heart of my soul"

I enjoyed the symbolism in this piece. Very tender...well done.

Dear LadyClaire


Seymour Tabin
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Haleyja,
Enjoyed the read well done.
Parker
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... the old black rum


12 posted 01-10-2000 11:23 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Thanks Meadowmuse and Seymour the Rose is very dear to my heart for many reasons.

James (Parker)
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13 posted 01-10-2000 12:48 PM       View Profile for Lynn   Email Lynn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynn

Beautiful...Just beautiful. I love roses.

 If time cannot heal your pain, you can always cry on my shoulder. ~Jenn~
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this was a well done poem
Parker
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Thanks Quiet Lightning, and Lynn.... I believe that the Rose is just natures personification of the female beauty and spirit. Oh yes and let me not forget their sweet, leg weakening, scent.

James (Parker)
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16 posted 01-12-2000 10:52 PM       View Profile for Majestic   Email Majestic   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Majestic

beautiful...very well done.


Red for love
Petals that shine
A stem to hold
Sweet rose of mine


Parker
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... the old black rum


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Thanks Majestic glad you liked it.

Parker

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This is a nice poem.Very good poem.
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