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Because He Gave A Single Rose

Her tired old eyes lit up bright.
A thankful tear, she could not hide.
A sweet aroma fills her nose;
because he gave a single rose.

Confined to this dreary nursing home;
having outlived family, she's alone.
Today, with a smile, her face glows;
because he gave a single rose.

He brings them often to his mother.
Today, one extra for another.
Talking, on and on she goes;
because he gave a single rose.

She asked an aid to bring a vase.
By her bed the gift was placed.
Happy and peaceful then she dozed;
because he gave a single rose.

Her final breath tonight was sweet.
Family missed, again to meet.
Her last day joyful, all heaven now knows;
because he gave a single rose.



July 17, 2014
Contest: Random acts is kindness
Sponsor: Debbie Guzzi




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Date: 5/10/2017 5:08:00 PM
I can, truly hear her in my head. Going on and on, with her sweet little voice. Great write!!
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Date: 1/23/2015 5:51:00 PM
very touching
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Date: 1/17/2015 2:15:00 PM
Very touching Arlene... it can be anyones fate... blessings
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Date: 9/5/2014 9:43:00 AM
A touching read, so soft, and tender. Well done.
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Date: 8/20/2014 6:21:00 PM
Arlene; This is beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes, because he gave her a single rose. Great for the contest... Lucilla
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Date: 8/6/2014 10:14:00 PM
ARLENE, :) The best policy is kindness and respect. Congratulations, on your "Random Acts of Kindness" win... Have a sweet day or night... Love LINDA
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Date: 8/3/2014 8:44:00 AM
Dropping back with my congrats Jan from jadazzle xxxx
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Date: 8/1/2014 11:17:00 PM
Some of the smallest kind acts can mean much to a lonely person. Great win. Love, Joyce
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Date: 8/2/2014 2:05:00 AM
Yes they can.. A lot of the folks there have no one.. Thanks for the visit dear Joyce.. Hugs.. Arlene
Date: 8/1/2014 9:21:00 AM
This is so touching, congratulations!
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Date: 8/1/2014 9:58:00 AM
Thanks, dear Richard!.. Hugs.. Arlene
Date: 8/1/2014 8:19:00 AM
Love this write! BIG congrats on your win!!
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Date: 8/1/2014 9:58:00 AM
Thanks, dear Robert!.. Big hugs!.. Arlene
Date: 8/1/2014 5:22:00 AM
Wonderful write Arlene n so is the win dear! great message !
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Date: 8/1/2014 6:51:00 AM
Thank you so much, sweet Doc!.. Hugs.. Arlene
Date: 8/1/2014 4:48:00 AM
Heartfelt write with a fine message, Arlene
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Date: 8/1/2014 6:49:00 AM
Thank you so much, Dr. Mehta, my dear friend.. Hugs.. Arlene
Date: 7/31/2014 5:15:00 PM
beautiful message my friend Arlene.. :D Congratulations!! hugs and hugs!
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Date: 7/31/2014 8:00:00 PM
Thank you, sweet Olive!.. Hugs.. Arlene
Date: 7/31/2014 5:09:00 PM
Wow...nice win Arlene...hugs Tim
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Date: 7/31/2014 7:59:00 PM
Thanks, Tim!.. Hugs.. Arlene
Date: 7/31/2014 4:41:00 PM
Wonderful story, Arlene...and well told in your beautiful write. Congratulations.
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Date: 7/31/2014 7:58:00 PM
Thank you, sweet Faye!.. Hugs.. Arlene
Date: 7/31/2014 3:00:00 PM
This is so true too many of the elderly are so lonely [forgotten by family even if they still have any] - an exquisite kindness- congrad's on your win. Light & Love
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Date: 7/31/2014 3:07:00 PM
Thank you so much, dear Debbie!.. Hugs.. Arlene
Date: 7/20/2014 4:16:00 PM
A lovely use of a form I didn't know, I knew. But as usual with your work, it moves beyond form to touch the heart. all the best for the contest.
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Date: 7/20/2014 4:24:00 PM
Dave, my friend, I am truly moved by your sweet comments.. Thank you so much, dear.. Hugs.. Arlene
Date: 7/18/2014 1:46:00 AM
The simple act of letting someone know that you care, can make a big difference.... This is such a tender and beautiful write, Arlene. Very nicely done! Good luck in Debbie's contest!.... Your poem reminded me of one that I wrote titled, "Where The White Rose Blooms".
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Date: 7/18/2014 6:03:00 AM
Thank you, sweet Kelly! Sometimes just a smile and a kind word can make someone's day.. Hugs.. Arlene
Date: 7/17/2014 11:04:00 PM
Touching work! Good luck in the contest! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 7/18/2014 5:57:00 AM
Thank you for your sweet comment and the visit, dear Mathew! Hugs.. Arlene
Date: 7/17/2014 7:13:00 PM
Arlene, what a beautiful poem, I have a 96 year old mother in a nursing home and I will give her a single rose when her time is up because her name is Rose, thank you so much for the read, take care...........Vera...........
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Arlene Smith
Date: 7/17/2014 7:19:00 PM
Awww that is so sweet, Vera! I haven't had any grandparents in over20 years.. I miss them... Thank you for the visit.. Hugs.. Arlene
Date: 7/17/2014 6:28:00 PM
A very Masterful piece, Arlene. Bittersweet, such as life.
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Date: 7/17/2014 7:00:00 PM
Thank you so much dear Jerry... So nice of you to visit.. Hugs.. Arlene
Date: 7/17/2014 4:44:00 PM
Heartbreaking yet so beautifully done Arlene...The Kyrielle is one of my favorite forms and yours is a perfect example why...I think you have a winner here - Tim
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Date: 7/17/2014 5:52:00 PM
Thanks, dear Tim! I didn't even know what the form was until Andrea mentioned that my first poem was like that form.. Still learning.. Hugs my friend.. Arlene
Date: 7/17/2014 4:11:00 PM
This one is going in my Faves, Arlene. It's very close to the perfect poem. A beautiful vision with each verse. God, I love this one. Very, very nice, my friend..... Robert.
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Date: 7/17/2014 5:49:00 PM
Thank you so much, dear Robert! I am honored by such encouraging comments.. Hugs.. Arlene
Date: 7/17/2014 3:50:00 PM
Sheer class I've just read, and I sentiment Tim's comment. I think many a poet would have been proud to have written this. Way to go Arlene, James.....
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Date: 7/17/2014 5:46:00 PM
Thank you so much, dear James!... Very sweet of you my friend.. Hugs.. Arlene
Date: 7/17/2014 3:05:00 PM
So wonderful and romantic...I wish I would have penned this beauty...straight to my favs Arlene. A little kindness goes a long way. Thanks for sharing this moving piece......hugs Tim
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Date: 7/17/2014 3:19:00 PM
Thank you so much for such sweet comments, Tim!.. Hugs my friend.. Arlene
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