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Like The Climbing Rose

I have had my ups and downs,
sometimes more down than up
but rather than see the bleak in things
I enjoy my half-filled cup.

But let me tell you a little tale
of the story of the climbing rose
‘twon’t be a very long story
but this is how it goes…..

She liked roses, fine and fair
as they have a way of scenting air
so climbing roses did she sow
hoping they would soon to grow.

She watered and she tended
then carefully suspended
her love around the bush.
But sorrowfully, no growth.

Rabbits came and nibbled
like a puppy with its kibble
so instead of growing, no
the bush became a stick, just so.

He looked about him with dismay
went to her and he did say
“I will get you another one today”
silently she shook her head, nay.

“If it is meant to be, dear heart,
leave the rose base there in part;
for if we should have roses fair,
they’ll spring forth from that spot there.”

Now he, no, he did not believe
and figured after a year of no leaves
she would ask him to plant once more,
never for a moment figuring what there was in store.

Winter came, cold, dank and blowing
deep in slumber rose’s heart lay glowing,
knowing that it had a gift to give
knowing that it still had a life to live.

That its dear lady did not tear it asunder,
silently it waited for spring, then summer,
first a leaf, and then some sprigs grew;
she looked on, for the lady knew.

For good things come when one will wait,
it is not for us a time to dictate  
when things should happen before its time
if you have faith, you’ll be fine…

Just like the rose, which grew and grew,
fragrant blood red roses, who knew?
For it was not what was planted long ago
it was supposed to be pink roses…so…


26 April, 2000
©KRJ



 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

© Copyright 2000 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 04-26-2000 03:03 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

'It is not for us a time to dictate', so true, Sunshine, thanks for the reminder! This is very beautiful!

Denise
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2 posted 04-26-2000 03:07 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

One of the best compliments is when a reader picks out a special line...thank you denise, for doing that!
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3 posted 04-26-2000 03:15 PM       View Profile for mariee66   Email mariee66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mariee66

'Tis true that all good things come to those who wait~

Loved this poem~
Marie~
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4 posted 04-26-2000 03:18 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee

There's a simple truth in this poem, so very well expressed and written!

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee  
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5 posted 04-26-2000 03:37 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

...and some of us, Marie, have to wait a little longer than others...thank you...

thank you for your well expressed comments, Melissa!
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Beautiful , with a vibrant message ....
I love this, Sun .....
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Thank you pepper....
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8 posted 04-26-2000 06:11 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

But rather than see the bleak in things
I enjoy my half-filled cup.

Love it! A lot of good thoughts in this poem, Sunshine....
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9 posted 04-26-2000 07:47 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Sunshine,
Funny but I picked the same lines as Balladeer. Wonderful, one of your best. *L*
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10 posted 04-26-2000 08:17 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

-Sunshine

This held such a positve deep meaning! I really liked this one a lot. Wonderful insight from a gifted poet!


amy  

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Sunshine~
Such tenacity, the clinging rose.

'That its dear lady did not tear it asunder,
silently it waited for spring, then summer,
first a leaf, and then some sprigs grew;
she looked on, for the lady knew

A tender render with much wisdom.
~*Marge*~


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12 posted 04-26-2000 09:08 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I have a climbing rose, and it seems the further you cut it back, the faster and fuller it grows, such a hardy plant. Would that we could always be that strong in times of trouble, holding on to that inner strength and never wavering from that path. This poem is wonderful and so close to my heart. Thank you for posting it
Liz
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13 posted 04-27-2000 08:50 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

'Deer, Sy, thank you so much for coming by...

Aimster, I blush at your gift...

Marge, tenacity is what keeps me coming back, whether my poems are good or not, I've so much to learn...

Elizabeth, consider this poem a dedication to you...
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how beautiful...what a story
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