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Where The White Rose Blooms

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Where The White Rose Blooms

The single white rose captured the old gardener's attention,
He lovingly cared for it, like it was his own grand-daughter,
The roses were just like family and friends in his eyes,
He gave them bright sunshine, and plenty of fresh water.

He had always planted roses in reds, yellows, and pinks,
Yet, it was the one white rose that he favored most,
The old gardener admired it's innocence and elegance,
A quality that the other roses just could not boast.

This precious rose was pure white, like new fallen snow,
Which only a cold, late November day could bring,
It's delicate petals were soft to the finger's touch,
Similar to that of a feather, in an angel's wing.

The old gardener was perplexed and astonished,
Only this rose bloomed through spring, summer, and fall,
Each of the other roses had withered months ago,
The frost and cold weather did not affect it at all.

With a smile, the old gardener took one last look,
Unknowingly, death would soon come without warning,
After he had settled down for a nap in his chair,
He drew his last breath, later on that morning.

His funeral was held on the very next day,
Loving words were spoken, as he was laid to rest,
His grand-daughter approached, with tears in her eyes,
As she placed the single white rose upon his chest.

The cemetery was a quiet and peaceful place,
Where family and friends gathered to remember,
A gentle snow began to fall upon the casket lid,
Brightening the gloom on this final day of November.

The old gardener's soul departed from this earth,
Lead away by a choir of angels, on delicate wings,
Then on through the pearly gates of heaven's garden,
Where the white rose still blooms, in eternal springs.




November 25th, 2013

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  1. Date: 12/17/2014 5:02:00 PM
    I loved that poem!!!!! That was so enjoyable to read..SO much to be gotten from your choice of words and the steps to the end.. Thanks!!!

  1. Date: 12/2/2014 7:21:00 AM
    a reread of this fav of mine Kelly and the beauty in it makes my senses real superlative pen

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 12/5/2014 9:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for coming back to reread this poem, Shadow. It is one of my favorites... I'm happy that you've enjoyed it!
  1. Date: 10/20/2014 8:09:00 PM
    Magnificent write Kelly! Quite an emotive one, congrats on ur big win!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 10/25/2014 1:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for your kind comments, Dr. Upma! This is one of my favorite poems that I've written, so far. I'm happy that you enjoyed it!
  1. Date: 10/19/2014 3:05:00 PM
    A beautiful captivating poem Kelly. It was so enjoyable to read. Congratulations on your win.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 10/24/2014 12:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for taking the time to read my poem. I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Brenda!
  1. Date: 10/19/2014 3:25:00 AM
    Dropping back with my congrats Kelly:-) hugs Jan xxxx

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 10/23/2014 1:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Jan! Hugs :)
  1. Date: 10/19/2014 2:42:00 AM
    Tremendous Kelly, loved it so much - very touching

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 10/23/2014 2:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind words, Mark. I appreciate them very much. I'm so glad you enjoyed reading this poem!
  1. Date: 10/19/2014 12:06:00 AM
    It is nice to see this perfection on the winning list,congrats Kelly.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 10/23/2014 2:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Kayode! I really do appreciate your kind words and congrats.
  1. Date: 10/19/2014 12:02:00 AM
    Beautifully crafted and an enjoyable read Kelly. Congratulations on this win and this is chosen as a favorite. Verlena

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 10/23/2014 1:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for adding this poem to your favorites. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Your kind comments really meant a lot to me, Verlena!
  1. Date: 10/18/2014 8:44:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win. I loved this poem the first time I read it

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 10/23/2014 1:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading this poem once again. I really appreciate the kind congrats, Maurice!
  1. Date: 9/16/2014 11:03:00 PM
    This is quite a moving poem. I just have an aloe vera plant in my apartment. Plant life can revive the spirit as you show so well in this work. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 9/22/2014 12:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    When I care for a plant or flowers, they almost become like friends and family to me. Just seeing them grow can bring so much joy.... Thank you very much for your nice comments, Matthew!
  1. Date: 9/9/2014 5:53:00 AM
    A beautiful write. Thank you for a wonderful read.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 9/14/2014 4:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for taking the time to read my poem. I am so glad that you enjoyed it, Maurice!
  1. Date: 8/20/2014 1:55:00 PM
    LOVE the title and the whole poem Kelly...To me, the white rose seems to represent God's promise of eternal life...Beautifully done and congratulations! - Tim

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 8/24/2014 1:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm so glad you enjoyed my poem, Tim! Thank you so much for the wonderful comments and kind congrats. It really means a lot to me!.... White roses do seem to have a certain sentimentality about them. They are enduring to many people, for many different reasons including faith, love and hope. :)
  1. Date: 8/20/2014 9:56:00 AM
    Kelly, , congratulations with your winning poem... Always~ Linda

  1. Date: 8/20/2014 7:05:00 AM
    beautifully penned a worthy winner:-) Hugs jan xxx

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 8/24/2014 12:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for the nice comments, Jan! Hugs :)
  1. Date: 8/20/2014 5:49:00 AM
    Brilliant write on white roses, Kelly. congrats on the win

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 8/24/2014 12:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the kind comments and congrats, Dr. Ram. It really means a lot coming from you!
  1. Date: 8/19/2014 8:40:00 PM
    Lovely thoughts on white roses and a lovely win. Congratulations. Joyce

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 8/23/2014 9:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the nice comments and kind congrats. I appreciate it so much, Joyce!
  1. Date: 8/19/2014 4:43:00 PM
    aha, the poem you are most proud of and it takes its rightful place among the other first place poems, a truly worthy win. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 8/19/2014 1:23:00 PM
    Hey Everyone! When I said 'Off you go now' I didn't know you were totally going to blow my mind, not all of you at once! I am honored to have read your poetry. Thank You for entering my contest! Off You Go Now, Judy

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 8/23/2014 2:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You're welcome, Judy. I'm happy that you enjoyed my poem! Thank you so much for including me on your winner's list!
  1. Date: 8/3/2014 3:19:00 PM
    I just now read your kind comment on my poem. That inspired me to read yours. This is so beautiful, Kelly. The subtext is similar to mine, yet the detail is so much greater in Where the White Rose Blooms. Thank you for calling my attention to it ! LOL- Keith

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 8/7/2014 12:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for stopping by to read my poem. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Keith. Thank you for the kind comments, also!
  1. Date: 7/23/2014 5:20:00 PM
    Came looking for any new poems of yours Kelly, but found none. I was fortunate enough to click on this one and I have been touched by it. It is sad and beautiful at the same time, with a lovely ending. Well done! /x/ paul

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 7/26/2014 10:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the wonderful comments, Paul. I'm so glad you chose to read this poem. It is the one that I am most proud of. I am happy you enjoyed it!.... By the way, I posted a new poem, please read it when you can. :)
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