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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.



Written by: Kelly Deschler
November 25th, 2013

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  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. :)
  1. Date: 7/19/2014 9:47:00 PM
    Wow, this gave me the shivers, As you may have guessed this is the style of poem I love, and this story is well ,so very touching! Loved it!!Sorry for taking so long to answer, I am not here as much as I would like to be, and I look forward to reading more of yours, also feel free to soupmail me if you think I will enjoy one! Thanks

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 7/24/2014 12:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No problem, Arthur. I understand perfectly. I don't have as much time to spend here as I would like, either!.... Thank you so much for the wonderful comments. I'm happy that you enjoyed this poem! I will be sure to let you know if I have more that you might like!
  1. Date: 7/18/2014 6:08:00 AM
    Kelly, this is a masterpiece! So beautiful and touching.. Writing through tears here hun.. Thank you for sharing... Hugs.. Arlene

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 7/21/2014 9:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, Arlene. They meant a lot to me and really touched my heart! Hugs :)
  1. Date: 6/4/2014 3:10:00 PM
    Didn't see brand new ones of yours to look at but I came to your BEST poems and this is BEST of your best (a really nice one that I too have admired in the past). Do you agree with its rating? It's fun to know if we really think our best is what the other members say it is!!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 6/8/2014 3:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I do agree with it's rating. This is the poem that I am most proud of. I look back at it now and I can't believe that this came from my pen!.... I wonder, why can't I write like this all the time? lol :)
  1. Date: 5/26/2014 8:39:00 PM
    This is a sweet poem and reminds of a song sung by Simon and Garfunkel and also Pete Seeger. The song is called "Barbara Allan" and has a similar ending as your poem does. Peace &Love Matthew Anish

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/27/2014 5:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much for the nice comments, Matthew.... I'm not familiar with that song. I will have to look it up! :)
  1. Date: 4/3/2014 10:16:00 AM
    I truly admire this amazing poem, Kelly. I am adding it to my favourites list. There is a very smooth transition from one thing to the next, while keeping an overall outstanding plot with lots of feeling. That is something that combined with writing excellence is so rare to find and worthy of praise when it is.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/4/2014 6:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for your kind words, Isaiah. That really meant a lot to me. Thank you, also for adding my poem to your favorites list! :)
  1. Date: 3/18/2014 6:33:00 AM
    the simplicity and elegance of this is outstanding Kelly what a fantastic pen you captured him perfectly hugs (10 if I could lol but has to be 7)

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 3/18/2014 11:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very, very much, Shadow! Your kind comments really meant a lot to me! Hugs! :)
  1. Date: 3/17/2014 7:31:00 PM
    A very touching poetic story you have penned Kelly. Just beautiful!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 3/17/2014 10:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Connie! I really do appreciate your kind comments. :)
  1. Date: 2/17/2014 9:57:00 AM
    Kelly, one of your best poems... Love ~SKAT~

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/21/2014 4:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very, very much, SKAT! I appreciate you stopping by with such kind words...Sorry about the late reply, but I have been sick over the past week, and I am trying to catch up now! :)
  1. Date: 1/31/2014 4:51:00 PM
    A lovely tale in your story poem !!! Enjoyed the read and love the bloom of the white rose in eternal spring. Congratulations on your win !!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 1/31/2014 9:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for the kind comments, Debra! I really do appreciate you stopping by. And, I am so glad that you enjoyed my poem! :)
  1. Date: 1/31/2014 1:19:00 PM
    A wonderful poem and lovely story..congratulations

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 1/31/2014 9:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the kind words, Donna! I very much appreciate it. :)
  1. Date: 1/28/2014 9:27:00 AM
    I thoroughly enjoyed this poem, well written indeed! Congrats on your win! many blessings, Stacey

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 1/29/2014 5:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the kind words, Stacey. I appreciate it very much! And, I am so glad that you enjoyed my poem. :)
  1. Date: 1/28/2014 8:04:00 AM
    This tells of a deep understanding of love. Another very beautiful poem from you, Kelly! Congrats on all your wins.. huggs

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 1/29/2014 5:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very, very much for the nice comments, Guatami! It really means a lot coming from you. Hugs :)
  1. Date: 1/27/2014 11:03:00 PM
    My heartfelt congratulation on the win, Kelly

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 1/29/2014 5:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for the kind words, Dr. Ram. I appreciate it very much!
  1. Date: 1/27/2014 9:03:00 PM
    lovely story, beautifully penned, congrats on your winning entry

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 1/29/2014 5:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for honoring me in your contest, Francine! I appreciate it very much. And, I am so glad that you enjoyed my poem. :)
  1. Date: 1/24/2014 8:55:00 AM
    Kelly Such a wonderful write full of emotion and feeling. The story you created shows the love inside your heart, and the devotion you have for this special person. Nicely done Thanks for the great comment on my Happy Ever After poem. Hugs

  1. Date: 1/7/2014 11:21:00 AM
    Kelly, , thank you for everything, Congrats for the well deserved win...always~ Linda

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 1/8/2014 5:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That really means a lot to me, Linda. Thank you for my placement in your contest. And, you are welcome for everything! :)
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 7:39:00 PM
    Hi Kelly, now this is the rose that stays in the heart. You definitely let your rose lead the way on this one. As always Kelly, you have such a gentle way of placing your words that each picture flows into the next. Many are the gardeners who do have their favourite flowers and this rose, as you describe it, would be such a beauty to behold. I Loved the way you had the grand daughter put the white rose upon his chest. A beautiful piece. Have a good Sunday. Your Friend always....MIKE.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 12/30/2013 4:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Mike, thank you for the wonderful comments! I thought it would be a nice tribute to have the grand-daughter give the rose to the gardener, because he cared for it as much as he loved her. And, she loved him enough in return, to give him the rose he adored just as much!
  1. Date: 12/27/2013 7:48:00 PM
    Beautiful write. well done. best wishes. Pete.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 12/28/2013 9:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the great comments, Peter. I appreciate it very much!
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 7:08:00 PM
    So nice to see this beauty in the top 100. congratulations.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 12/23/2013 11:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Richard. I am so glad that other poets are still reading and enjoying this poem!
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