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THE BRIGHTON ROSE

A rose named Brighton For your funeral flowers A stunning golden yellow hue The place you were born Son But now sadly gone Son This yellow rose so perfect I pray my Son you see it too A year has gone by Your family and I Want to celebrate your life ~ a son and a daughter ~ your mum ~ your wife We take a short walk to the Bandstand and to the sea beyond For our gift to you the Brighton rose A symbol of our love But oh my dear You have other ideas Was it you Were you having some fun For the rose keep returning Despite the tide turning And kept ending up on the beach in the sun Several times your dear son Threw it back in the sea Were you sending it back to me With love in our hearts we shed a few tears When all of a sudden a small child appears Clutched in her hand a pink fishing net Wondering what she will catch And before we can stop her your rose she doth net You can sense her excitement skipping over the stones Taking your rose to her Mum Your wife at this point dashed to retrieve saying … ‘The rose is for my husband we had put it in the sea So I would be very grateful if you return the rose to me’ The mother she was mortified both gasping apologies And once again the yellow rose submerged in a wintery sea But it returned again and again and that is when you spoke to me ‘Mum I am cold and wet Please take me home I plea Don’t leave me in the sea’ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ the yellow rose I dried and tears of joy I cried now in a vase here next to me your Brighton Rose is here forever just for me to see…
Written 17th November 2020

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Date: 12/12/2020 2:03:00 AM
Beautiful poetry. I am sure it will touch many who need something to hold onto. A poem like this fits the bill. Best regards David in NZ
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 12/23/2020 5:27:00 PM
Thank you so much David for your welcome visit and lovely comments which I really appreciate. Sending you and your family Seasons Greetings with hope for a kinder New Year. Kindest thoughts from Ann in the UK xx
Date: 11/27/2020 7:49:00 AM
Moving. Touching. Stanzas, too, like visual petals or the sea rolling out then back. A complete poem for a total love.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 12/4/2020 10:44:00 PM
Thank you so much Sally for your inspiring words. I truly appreciate your visit. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 11/20/2020 5:01:00 PM
Beautiful poem Ann, I can relate to this. As you know our son died 2 years ago next month. We take flowers every week to the cemetery for David. One week we went and the flowers were as fresh as we left them and I felt that David was giving them back to me. I took them home and left the new flowers with him. The feeling I felt then has never left me. I am sure your son meant the yellow rose for you and would appreciate the love expressed in your heartfelt poem. Take care, Shirley
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 11/22/2020 11:26:00 AM
My dear Shirley, your words are so inspirational and comforting; like my son, it seems David also wanted you to have the flowers ~ how lovely. These small signs give me hope that our loved ones are there watching over us as our life goes on without them ~ for it is what gets me through each day. Bless you dear Shirley and as two years approach I send you love my friend. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 11/20/2020 1:40:00 AM
Heartbreaking Ann, I am so sorry, but the memory of your son will continue long, in the minds of anyone who reads this beautiful poem, thank you for sharing it x.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 11/20/2020 10:06:00 AM
Bless you Nicola and how lovely to meet you. Thank you so much for your beautiful comments. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 11/19/2020 10:18:00 AM
Beautiful and very moving. well done.
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Date: 11/20/2020 10:05:00 AM
Thank you so much Peter for your lovely comments. I appreciate your visit and thank you. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 11/18/2020 6:28:00 AM
Ann, oh my gosh, your poem is so touching and beautifully penned, it touched my heart deeply, I am so sorry for your loss, grief is forever, I must FAV this _Constance
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 11/18/2020 8:07:00 AM
Thank you so much dear Constance for your heartfelt comments, and words of comfort. Yes it has been such a difficult year for us all and as you say, grief is forever... Keep safe and well my friend. With kindest thoughts Ann - A FAV ~ wow...
Date: 11/18/2020 3:49:00 AM
We never forget our dear departed. ~~
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 11/18/2020 8:04:00 AM
No we never will dear Victor... thank you ~ with kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 11/17/2020 3:50:00 PM
Love without ending...well expressed
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 11/17/2020 3:52:00 PM
Thank you Arturo always a pleasure to read your comments. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 11/17/2020 8:17:00 AM
A heartfelt and touching poem and so beautiful that you still have the rose..
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Date: 11/17/2020 2:28:00 PM
Yes in the end it was patently obvious that the rose did not want to be in the sea, haha... and in a way it lightened the day a little, for unlike hubby and me, my son was not a great fan of the sea and I think he made that clear to us all, bless him. With kindest thoughts Ann xx