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A Birthday Rose

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Balladeer
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In Passion's fertile garden spot a special flower grows
That we have come to know and love as our wild Irish Rose
And, though you'd never know it by the way her poems flow
The gal is only days away from reaching big Five Oh!

They say a rose is just a flower - a plant that grows and dies
But our sweet Rose keeps getting better right before our eyes.
Four decades have now come and gone...the fifth is drawing near
And still our Rose keeps blossoming all twelve months of the year.

Perhaps she has been fertilized with regularity.
Her petals are still sharp and bright as anyone can see.
Perhaps it is her Irish roots that help...and that's no blarney
That keeps her stem so well-preserved and feeling rather thorny.

Whatever, Rose, here's your salute from your friends in this place.
We thank the Irish winds that blow for sending us your grace.
May leprechauns bring pots of gold and one huge four-leaf clover
I wish you happy birthday..well, that's it...my poem is over.  

© Copyright 2000 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Nan
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1 posted 05-29-2000 06:52 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You're on a roll, deer

Happy Birthday, Rose...
brian madden
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Perhaps it is her Irish roots that help...and that's no blarney
That keeps her stem so well-preserved and feeling rather thorny.

I would say it is the irish roots lol.
but leprechauns.... that is just a tourist trick, actually it is a cult of vertically challenged people who dress in green and are always drunk. or did I just describe art/animation students. lol.

anyway beautiful poem, all I will say is happy birthday Irish Rose. wonderful poem,

  

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"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? "
Douglas Adams.

"Here chewing your tail is joy"

Richey Edwards

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto

"Do not listen to a word I say
Just listen to what I can keep silent"

Nicky Wire

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3 posted 05-29-2000 07:27 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Lovely poem deer, for a lovely lady.  Happy Birthday, Irish Rose!
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4 posted 05-29-2000 07:31 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

'deer - this is just lovely...you have a wonderful talent you know...as Nan said!

Happy Birthday I R...

K
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Happy Birthday Sweet Rose...James
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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
I'm very honored and touched., I'm gonna cry....this was so sweet and thoughtful....on with the birthday!!!!!

 Kathleen
indy31_99@yahoo.com

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Balladeer this is wonderful! Happy Birthday Rose...what is the official date?  
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May 31st and isn't Balladeer just the greatest??

 Kathleen
indy31_99@yahoo.com

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Balladeer~
How sweet !
She's a charmer, our Irish Rose !
Wonderful birthday present you've
penned for her.
The Irish sure know how to celebrate .... dancing in the streets ! ! !

Happy 'whatever' Birthday, Kathleen !
Love ya'
~*Marge*~


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Happy Birthday Rose!
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kick booty poem balladeer and to rose happy Hawaii Five Oh
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Oh this is lovely... Happy Birthday Irish Rose. YAY! Another Gemini!!! wohooo

 Je t'aime plus qu'hier et moins que demain."
I love you more than yesterday and less than tomorrow
(unkown)


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Terrific birthday poem Baladeer, and Happy Birthday Irish Rose!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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!!!!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROSE!!!!!
!!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHLEEN!!!
!!!!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROSE!!!!!

What a well-written wonderful poem, Balladeer...you are a true master of poetry...

Regards, sudhir.
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thank you all so much and this was one of the nicest presents I have ever received...well, it was just terrific

 Kathleen
indy31_99@yahoo.com

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16 posted 05-30-2000 10:03 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Happy Birthday, Kathleen!! I hope it is your best one ever!! Wonderful poem, Balladeer!

Denise


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great tribute.  nothing more touching than a poem from the heart.  Happy birthday irish rose.

 P. J. Kotrch
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A soul once touched is a soul once blessed by love

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Rose

Perhaps it is her Irish roots that help...and that's no blarney
That keeps her stem so well-preserved and feeling rather thorny.


How about that!  A "stem" that pinches back!

Happy birthday - and welcome to the fifties!  Its great being "just the right age" - ain't it?
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Happy Birthday from me as well..

HUGS
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROSE!!

I feel so close to you considering I am 100% Irish and my middle name is Rose  

Good luck with everything hun...
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this was one of the nicest gifts I received for my birthday! Balladeer is one in a million, I'm very honored.
thank you all so much

 Kathleen
indy31_99@yahoo.com

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROSE!! I'll be glad when more hit the biggun', then I will not feel so ancient....what a nice birthday card. Best wishes and the poem was terrific. Marcy
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And here it is, the big day...

    

Elizabeth


 "He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!"
-The Crucible

 
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