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What's In A Name


A rose by any other name
Is disgraceful to the rose
No other flower has such fame
Among all those seen in shows

Whether at a funeral or a wedding
The rose stands out more
At a birth, or a special setting
The rose is sure to score

I have no doubt about this gem
To bring joy to whom it is given
A single rose on one long stem
Is like a small touch of heaven

What's in a name, you say
It's just another flower
It will die and fade away
Yes, but it's the flower  of  the hour

20 October 2019
Writing Challenge, October 2019 -Flower Challenge-
Sponsor, Dear Heart - Wiishkobi Ode

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Date: 3/2/2020 12:51:00 PM
Enjoyed your poem, Curtis.
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Date: 11/10/2019 2:10:00 PM
Hello Curtis Moorman, the rose is my favourite flower next to the lavender. Have a nice day my friend. have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 11/8/2019 10:40:00 PM
Enjoyed, and congrats on winning.
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Curtis Moorman
Date: 11/8/2019 11:20:00 PM
Thank you, Barbara! I appreciate your stopping by.
Date: 11/3/2019 1:05:00 PM
Curtis congratulations on your win in my writing challenge with this wonderful poem!
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Curtis Moorman
Date: 11/3/2019 2:13:00 PM
Constance, thank you, my dear friend, for choosing my poem as a winner. I appreciate your support and encouragement, but most of all, I appreciate and value your friendship.
Date: 11/1/2019 5:14:00 PM
A lovely tribute to the rose Curtis, many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/1/2019 5:25:00 PM
Roses and Angels are 2 of my favorite topics. You are both in a combination that makes you so very special. Love and Hugs across the miles!
Date: 11/1/2019 2:55:00 PM
- Congratulations on your beautiful rose poem, Curtis - Have a lovely weekend :) - // Anne-Lise :)
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Curtis Moorman
Date: 11/1/2019 5:24:00 PM
Anne-Lise, you are always so kind and thoughtful. Thank you for being one of my many Soup friends!
Date: 11/1/2019 9:00:00 AM
Congratulations Curtis on your win!;)
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Date: 10/24/2019 1:28:00 PM
Wow! The first two lines start this off in such a bold manner, and the verses/stanzas ascend from there! Great piece for the contest, and so true to its title. Could be yet another #1 for you, my friend. Bravo! A FAVE for me. Cheers! ~ Gershon
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Curtis Moorman
Date: 10/24/2019 2:15:00 PM
Gershon, you do know how to make a poet feel good. I always anticipate your responses and this one is especially pleasing because you made it a FAVE. That is, indeed, a great honor. Thank you for your encouragement, honesty, and your friendship. Bless you, my Brother!
Date: 10/20/2019 6:16:00 PM
The infamous rose...always seems to be the "flower of the hour". This has a quirkiness that I like :)
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Date: 10/20/2019 6:30:00 PM
Thank you so much for that comment. I'm pleased to see that you like it. You have additional Soup Mail!