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The Special Rose

She sits and rocks, so gently back and forth
Her chin leaning heavily on her chest.
In her hands she cradles, one flat waxed rose
And sighs as pain is swelling in her breast.

Her long grey hair, now tied up in a bun
Is what I see when entering the room.
I helplessly watch, her tear drops flowing,
They look like dew, upon the lonely bloom.

Slowly she looks at a picture nearby,
A glimpse of a smile creases her face.
Granddad with her, stand on their wedding day
With red roses, and a dress of white lace.

After the wedding, she said with a smile,
I took this one rose and waxed it back then.
Granddad had laughed at me wondering why.
I said, for the special memories when…….

And now this old rose, I hold in my hand,
Precious memories kept in my drawer
I pull it out remembering the day
When granddad loved me, and I loved him more.


Written by Brenda Meier-Hans 
11.25.2014
Contest: Encounters with Flowers 
5th

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 12/9/2014 2:19:00 PM
A Rose for Emily and Great Expectations are also poetical,but not poetry.With deep admiration and happy to visit you.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/22/2014 6:08:00 AM
Thank you so much Ovidiu
Date: 12/2/2014 5:02:00 PM
loved it Brenda, congratulations....Seren
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/2/2014 5:30:00 PM
Thanks so much Seren
Date: 12/1/2014 9:00:00 AM
Beautiful, sweet, sentimental...simply exquisite, Brenda! Congrats to you!! Hugs, Rhonda
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/2/2014 5:30:00 PM
Thanks Rhonda.
Date: 11/30/2014 5:55:00 PM
A very special rose, indeed... This touching poem is one of those that just tugs at our hearts... A lovely write, Brenda! Congratulations on your well deserved win!
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/30/2014 6:44:00 PM
Thanks so much Kelly.
Date: 11/28/2014 11:49:00 PM
You style of writing is so captivating,how beautiful is this again Brenda ! Congrats on the win.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/30/2014 6:43:00 PM
Thank you so much for your kind words Kayod5
Date: 11/28/2014 8:20:00 PM
PISSA!!! LOVE THIS POEM, BRENDA. It builds slowly and finishes with a brilliant aria in the last couplet. BRAVO...
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/28/2014 10:59:00 PM
Thank you John.
Date: 11/28/2014 7:43:00 PM
Oh a number one for me and a fav! great writing! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/28/2014 10:57:00 PM
Thank you so much Debbie.
Date: 11/28/2014 3:44:00 PM
Number one in my eyes. I love this brilliant write. To me Brenda you have always been that special rose. You are so talented. Love you, Congratulations on your fine win.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/28/2014 5:00:00 PM
Ah, Maurice. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.
Date: 11/28/2014 3:25:00 PM
way to go Brenda on another fine win,keep em coming :o)
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/28/2014 5:02:00 PM
Gladly Robert and thanks.
Date: 11/28/2014 3:07:00 PM
How beautiful yet sad. Congrats on great write and win.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/28/2014 5:00:00 PM
Thank you Ronald.
Date: 11/28/2014 1:48:00 PM
Absolutely so beautiful, Brenda. Just read this for the first time and see you won in the contest! Your poem brought a tear to my eye. Congratulations to you! 7+Fav, Hugs, Sandra
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/28/2014 5:01:00 PM
Thank you so much Sandra.
Date: 11/28/2014 12:51:00 PM
Congrats Brenda.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/28/2014 4:59:00 PM
Thanks Rob.
Date: 11/28/2014 11:56:00 AM
So sweet, Brenda...you did a great job with this. Love it. Congratulations.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/28/2014 12:26:00 PM
Thank you Faye
Date: 11/28/2014 11:23:00 AM
dropping back with my congrats Brenda:-) Hugs Jan xxx
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/28/2014 12:26:00 PM
Thanks Jan.
Date: 11/27/2014 8:12:00 PM
Brilliant, a definite fav. Just Brilliant.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/28/2014 12:03:00 AM
Thanks Maurice. I'm glad you like it.
Date: 11/27/2014 4:35:00 PM
this is a wonderful pen Brenda roses are my favourite flower and you have done them proud gl in contest hugs
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/27/2014 8:06:00 PM
Thanks so much Shadow.
Date: 11/26/2014 6:14:00 AM
heart touching powerful pen brenda truly everlasting memory bless you
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/26/2014 5:32:00 PM
Thanks Liam.
Date: 11/25/2014 3:37:00 PM
Hi Brenda! Memories like these are nostalgic and yet where would we be without them! In your case there is something tangible to hold, not just the memory! I was touched and enjoyed...#7 // paul
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/25/2014 3:46:00 PM
Thanks so much Paul.
Date: 11/25/2014 3:12:00 PM
awww, very touching, my friend
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/25/2014 3:46:00 PM
Thank you Jack.
Date: 11/25/2014 2:42:00 PM
So lovely and moving Brenda...hugs Tim
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/25/2014 2:47:00 PM
Thank you Tim.
Date: 11/25/2014 2:20:00 PM
Wonderful tribute -- such are the blessings of our loved ones!!
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/25/2014 2:47:00 PM
Thanks David.
Date: 11/25/2014 2:12:00 PM
such a lovely nostalgic poem so beautifully penned with wonderful imagery Brenda - good luck in the contest:-) Hugs jan xx
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/25/2014 2:46:00 PM
Thank you so much Jan.