Roses

Linda Holwell Tibbo
lholwell@beothuk.swgc.mun.ca
1st Pasadena Pathfinders
Northwest Area Deputy PR Advisor


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A DOZEN ROSES

I GOT A DOZEN ROSES
FROM A FRIEND THE OTHER DAY;
BUT I ONLY HAVE 1 LEFT,
FOR I GAVE THEM ALL AWAY.

I GAVE ONE TO MY SISTER,
WHO TO ME IS VERY DEAR,
IN HOPES THAT IT WILL BRING TO HER
A LITTLE FLORAL CHEER.

I TOOK ONE TO A FRIEND
WHO'S NOT FEELING VERY WELL;
THE FLOWER OR THE VISIT -
WHICH HELPED MORE I COULD NOT TELL.

ONE WENT TO A FRIEND
I HAVEN'T KNOWN FOR VERY LONG.
SHE STRUGGLES, SO IN SOME SMALL WAY
I HOPE THIS HELPS HER CARRY ON.

THE REST WENT TO THE ONES
WHO'VE HELPED ME IN SO MANY WAYS;
THEY HAVE BEEN A CHEERFUL PRESENCE
ON MY VERY DREARY DAYS.

THE ROSES WERE SO PRETTY
I JUST COULD NOT KEEP THEM ALL,
EXCEPT ONE SINGLE BUD STANDING
BEAUTIFUL AND TALL.

MY FRIEND GAVE ME THE FLOWERS
TO HELP BRIGHTEN UP MY DAY,
BUT THE BIGGEST JOY I RECEIVED
WAS IN GIVING THEM AWAY.

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I hope one is enough to go all around.