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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: 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. :)
  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! :)
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