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Pink rose, plucked from its garden of sweet earth, laid fondly on her grave to venerate a woman of inestimable worth on this, her day of birth I celebrate - one rose to join the rose who gave me birth. [Sicilian Quintain] A pink rose signifies gratitude, admiration, and appreciation, commemorating grace, joy, and sweetness - 3 traits of my beloved mother, Elizabeth Watt born Sep 14th, 1919, died Apr 2nd, 2017 Written 13 Sept 2022

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Date: 9/30/2022 3:33:00 PM
John back to congratulate you on your first place win. I am glad this touching write involving your Mother got recognized for its beauty and heartfelt memory...
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John Watt
Date: 1/14/2023 6:13:00 PM
Thank you Michael. I know family is very important to you, as is commemorating those dear ones we miss. Thank you for your many encouraging words ~ John
Date: 9/28/2022 10:34:00 AM
Hi John, I am definitely losing it! I thought for sure I had commented and congratulated you on your win! What a beautiful tribute to your mom. I will never look at a pink rose in the same way again. This is out of the park, over the parking lot and nothing but net! Congratulations on your win. Sending you many blessings R&R bro!
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John Watt
Date: 9/30/2022 10:20:00 AM
Sam, you're definitely not losing it... you will always have it, my friend. Thank you ever so much for this lovely comment, your encouragement is felt deeply. God bless you ~ John
Date: 9/28/2022 12:57:00 AM
Beautiful, so honoring to your beloved mother <3
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John Watt
Date: 9/29/2022 10:31:00 AM
Thank you Betty Jo. So kind of you to stop by and comment. Blessings ~ John
Date: 9/24/2022 3:09:00 PM
A lovely poem to your mother’s memory. Congratulatiions on your top placement. SuZ
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John Watt
Date: 9/24/2022 3:53:00 PM
Thank you for the thoughtful comment and congrats, SuZ ~ John
Date: 9/24/2022 4:05:00 AM
Beautiful tribute to your mother. She raised a son filled with heart. :)Paulette
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John Watt
Date: 9/24/2022 2:38:00 PM
What a sweet thing to say, Paulette. Thank you for the visit ~ John
Date: 9/24/2022 12:19:00 AM
Congratulations on your top spot for this sweet tribute.
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John Watt
Date: 9/24/2022 2:11:00 PM
Thank you Terry, I enjoyed your entry as well ~ John
Date: 9/23/2022 7:44:00 PM
oh my gosh, I had no idea you wrote this , John. I am so proud of you winning top place in my contest with this gorgeous and meaningful poem. I loved Jack's funny one, ,and yours was the serious one I wanted at the top. congrats.
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John Watt
Date: 9/24/2022 2:06:00 PM
Andrea, I'm honored to be placed so highly in your contest. Thank you for sponsoring, and for the prompt to write this remembrance of my dear mother ~ John
Date: 9/23/2022 1:05:00 AM
Such a sweet tribute to your mother, dear John ! Can I conclude that all great mothers are born in the month of September. My mother's birthday on Sep.8th coincides with the birthday of Mother Mary....... John, your mother was born on 14th September and Kim Rodrigue's mother on 15th September :)
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John Watt
Date: 9/24/2022 9:33:00 AM
Valsa, what a happy coincidence of several September birthdays. Andrea, who sponsored the contest also was born in September. I appreciate you and your kind words ~ John
Date: 9/21/2022 8:53:00 PM
Your mother sounds like a beautiful woman, inside and out, this is a wonderful way to honor her memory~
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John Watt
Date: 9/22/2022 11:09:00 AM
You are so kind to say so, Michelle. I never knew anyone who didn't like my mother. She was so kind and generous with her time, and was a wonderful listener. We had many long conversations into the wee hours.
Date: 9/17/2022 10:30:00 AM
Lovely tribute John. Linda
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John Watt
Date: 9/22/2022 11:07:00 AM
Thank you Linda for your kind words and for taking time to read my poems ~ John
Date: 9/17/2022 2:43:00 AM
What a remembrance to dedicate a rose for someone who has get worth.
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John Watt
Date: 9/17/2022 8:20:00 PM
Thank you Victor. She was indeed a very special person.
Date: 9/15/2022 11:52:00 AM
Hello John Watt, A beautiful tribute to your mom. Roses are for any occasions. Pink is a pretty color for a rose. Your mother will like this flower and color. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 9/18/2022 10:56:00 AM
Hello John, Red rose are lovely to and the yellow. yes I am enjoying my weekend. Hope you are to. Enjoy your weekend my friend.
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John Watt
Date: 9/17/2022 4:31:00 PM
I'm grateful for your sweet visit, Darlene. Hope you are enjoying your weekend ~ John
Date: 9/14/2022 6:27:00 PM
What a beautiful tribute to your dear mom, a rose can be everlasting from a son, even after they are gone, they are still with us in Spirit, I really enjoyed your poem, good luck in the contest, dear John
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John Watt
Date: 9/14/2022 10:24:00 PM
Thank you Rose for the visit and endearing words and wishes. Yes she is still with me in spirit, I have felt her presence throughout the day, still guiding my steps and warming my heart. Blessings, dear friend ~ John
Date: 9/14/2022 12:14:00 AM
Such touching words John. Your touching Poetry brought me back in reading to Connie. Wow! I don't think this was merely coincidence John. God works in mysterious ways and he uses us for his cause. This is ironic for she was like you said earlier in your comment to Connie's tribute she was a rose. How Special is this John? I got goose bumps in reading. It was almost as if you wrote this for her. Anyone reading this would think so. What are the odds of this John? This is surreal to see John. WOW.
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John Watt
Date: 9/14/2022 10:30:00 PM
Michael, thank you for your generous words of encouragement and support. When I wrote this I was focusing on my mother and the special relationship we were gifted with. She was a teacher and was the first to encourage me to write. I still own the thesaurus and rhyming dictionary she gave me when I was 15... they are precious mementos of her giving nature. But yes, now this poem also belongs to the remembrance of Connie who passed away the same day I wrote it. No coincidence, I am sure.
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michael tor
Date: 9/14/2022 7:09:00 AM
Dear John your mother must have been a wonderful mother to possessed these three wonderful traits. A lovely poetic reminder written here to express your love for your beloved mother, in this heartfelt and loving memory of her. It is sad when the ones that mean so much to us are gone. My father Rene's anniversary will be in two days ,the 16th of September. I will honor him like you have your mother. Thanks again for sharing John and your mother raised a wonderful son...
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michael tor
Date: 9/14/2022 12:16:00 AM
I am left speechless to see this. A favorite my friend. I am sorry I did not see this earlier John. I hope everyone sees this and realizes the relationship it has to someone we Love Dearly and have lost. God bless you John for writing and sharing...
Date: 9/13/2022 10:38:00 PM
A beautiful tribute poem to your mother, John ... you are a good son. Blessings on this day the Lord has given to us, my dear friend, John. Bill
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John Watt
Date: 9/14/2022 10:26:00 PM
Thank you dear friend, your words have touched my heart. I hope to honor my mother's memory by being a good son. Warmly ~ John