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Yellow Rose

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El_Campeador
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0 posted 06-10-2004 06:31 PM       View Profile for El_Campeador   Email El_Campeador   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit El_Campeador's Home Page   View IP for El_Campeador

You’ve given me a yellow rose,
A gift of friendship which has bloomed;
A lovely thought, but now I know
That any thought of love is doomed.

But what’s more precious than a friend?
I’ll live life worthy of this gift,
The friendship due to you I’ll send,
And prayers for you to God I’ll lift—

***

Somewhere between back then and now
I found that sometimes we will bleed,
Through hurting hearts to push the plow
And in the furrows plant the seeds,

In sacrifice we gave our hearts,
In friendship took a crown of thorns,
And though my soul was torn apart
Through death a newer life was born—

***

I kept that rose for many years,
And found that through the pain endured
The soil was sprinkled by my tears,
And unexpected joy occurred:

As blood was dripping from my hand
It fell upon the yellow rose,
And sacrifice, the way God planned,
A rose of red has now composed!

© Copyright 2004 Benjamin Graber - All Rights Reserved
Kevo
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1 posted 06-10-2004 07:06 PM       View Profile for Kevo   Email Kevo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Kevo's Home Page   View IP for Kevo

I thought your poem was fantastic.  I know what it's like to get the "yellow" rose from someone I love and have "friendship" throw a wrench in there.  Although, I was friends with my wife first usually you end up heartbroken.  Thanks for sharing it.  

Great poem,

Susan
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2 posted 06-10-2004 07:17 PM       View Profile for Susan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan

Excellent write.  Truly enjoyed the parting lines.  

Susan

The whole of the Universe resides within each individual heart.

JamesMichael
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3 posted 06-11-2004 12:31 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Nice writing...most relationships will stop at a friendship...very few go past that...sometimes we want to take it past that...but after a while we (I)figure out the consequences....James
iliana
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4 posted 06-11-2004 02:02 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

An amazing poem; it just has to go back to the top so more can see it.  It touched me, oh, so deeply.  
Sunshine
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5 posted 06-11-2004 11:35 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Ben...this is ever-lovely...
thank you for sharing.
Earth Angel
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6 posted 06-11-2004 11:54 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Ben, it is so good to read you again. This poem elicited many emotions in this reader ~ and from reading the replies that you have received ~ I'm not alone in that department!

A lovely and very moving write.


Linda
El_Campeador
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7 posted 06-11-2004 02:05 PM       View Profile for El_Campeador   Email El_Campeador   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit El_Campeador's Home Page   View IP for El_Campeador

Thank you! I'd glad you all enjoyed this poem.

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best that we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” –Robert Louis Stevenson

Suetang
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8 posted 05-26-2005 10:53 PM       View Profile for Suetang   Email Suetang   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Suetang

Another wonderful write.

For you :

"In friendship we find
nothing false or sincere.
Everything is straightforward
and springs from the heart"

Take care........Sue

I am in motion
I am blue
Love is an ocean
I'm anchored in you
- Shawn Mullins

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