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Where The White Rose Blooms

The single white rose captured the old gardener's attention,
He lovingly cared for it, like it was his own grand-daughter,
The roses were just like family and friends in his eyes,
He gave them bright sunshine, and plenty of fresh water.

He had always planted roses in reds, yellows, and pinks,
Yet, it was the one white rose that he favored most,
The old gardener admired it's innocence and elegance,
A quality that the other roses just could not boast.

This precious rose was pure white, like new fallen snow,
Which only a cold, late November day could bring,
It's delicate petals were soft to the finger's touch,
Similar to that of a feather, in an angel's wing.

The old gardener was perplexed and astonished,
Only this rose bloomed through spring, summer, and fall,
Each of the other roses had withered months ago,
The frost and cold weather did not affect it at all.

With a smile, the old gardener took one last look,
Unknowingly, death would soon come without warning,
After he had settled down for a nap in his chair,
He drew his last breath, later on that morning.

His funeral was held on the very next day,
Loving words were spoken, as he was laid to rest,
His grand-daughter approached, with tears in her eyes,
As she placed the single white rose upon his chest.

The cemetery was a quiet and peaceful place,
Where family and friends gathered to remember,
A gentle snow began to fall upon the casket lid,
Brightening the gloom on this final day of November.

The old gardener's soul departed from this earth,
Lead away by a choir of angels, on delicate wings,
Then on through the pearly gates of heaven's garden,
Where the white rose still blooms, in eternal springs.






November 25th, 2013


Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 2/21/2019 3:13:00 PM
Hello Kelly, a beautiful poem with a happy ending for the gardener. have a nice day my friend.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 3/17/2019 9:59:00 PM
Hello Darlene and thank you for taking the time to read and comment so kindly on my poem. I really appreciate it :)
Date: 5/8/2017 12:33:00 AM
Love this write, going to favs :)
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 9/24/2017 4:39:00 PM
I am so glad that you enjoyed it, Debbie. Thank you for adding this poem as a favorite :)
Date: 9/9/2016 9:08:00 AM
lovely Kelly, this was beautiful...congrats on your placement! :)-luloo
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 11/14/2016 1:08:00 PM
Thank you so much, Laura. I appreciate your kind congrats and comments :)
Date: 9/9/2016 12:21:00 AM
This poem is really captivating. Portrayed with an array of emotions. Congrats on your win, Kelly.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 11/14/2016 1:02:00 PM
Thank you, Afzal. I really appreciate your kind congrats and comments :)
Date: 9/8/2016 6:18:00 PM
Beautiful. I was captivated all the way through. Nice work, and congrats on the win. I really enjoyed this one. Easy 7. -G
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 10/5/2016 11:26:00 PM
Thank you so much, G. I really appreciate your kind congrats and comments on this poem :)
Date: 9/8/2016 12:33:00 PM
Hi Kelly, Congratulations on your win in SKAT'S "Premiere Contest number 9" It was my pleasure judging this one for my sister. Stop by and enjoy your win on Skat's Blog "BLACKBIRDS." with lots of love LINDA (For: SKAT)
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Date: 10/5/2016 11:25:00 PM
Thank you both for taking the time to host another great contest for us... I appreciate the placement very much!
Date: 2/26/2016 9:30:00 PM
very warm,very enrapturing delicate path to follow. Well done
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Date: 3/16/2016 1:12:00 PM
Thank you for your kind comments, John. I appreciate them very much :)
Date: 6/12/2015 9:46:00 PM
Kelly, thank you for the support. This happens to be Linda's pick, we picked two numbers on the top poems not including first place. Congratulations, on your third place win. SKAT
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Date: 5/29/2015 12:12:00 PM
Stopping by to read your poem today, Kelly. It's special and one of my favorites. It brings me feelings of love and peace. Hugs, Rhonda
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Date: 6/1/2015 12:46:00 AM
I'm glad you stopped by, Rhonda. Your kind comments really meant a lot to me... Hugs :)
Date: 2/26/2015 12:52:00 AM
How very charming...how very elegant...how very dignified!! A beautifully structured poem. I felt like i was caught up in a quiet, reflective moment leading up to some gently revealing insight! This was very well done indeed, Kelly. :) john. P.s instant "seven"!
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Date: 3/1/2015 3:21:00 PM
Thank you so much, John. I truly appreciate your lovely comments! I'm glad you enjoyed this poem, which I think is one of my better writes.
Date: 2/20/2015 2:15:00 AM
The white rose is the symbol and essence of his soul Kelly...this beautiful and gothic poem reminds me to pay attention to the marvels in life, for if I don't, I will fail to see myself...J.A.B.
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Date: 2/24/2015 5:59:00 PM
Unfortunately, we become so busy in our lives that we don't notice the beauty around us. We miss things that exist only for a short time. As observant as you are, Justin, I am sure you don't miss much! Thank you for your nice comments. I truly appreciate them :)
Date: 12/26/2014 1:17:00 AM
kelly, I can see why this was considered your VERY best poem. What a splendid poem this is. I kept clicking and could not seem to find one of yours I had not already seen but this one is one that was new for me. So glad I got to see your best one. I hope it won in the rose contest. I see some congrats below so i know it won in some contest!! Congrats.
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Date: 12/17/2014 5:02:00 PM
I loved that poem!!!!! That was so enjoyable to read..SO much to be gotten from your choice of words and the steps to the end.. Thanks!!!
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 12/23/2014 1:19:00 AM
This is one of my favorite poems that I have written so far. I'm happy you've enjoyed it. I truly appreciate your kind comments. Thank you so much, Kathleen!
Date: 12/2/2014 7:21:00 AM
a reread of this fav of mine Kelly and the beauty in it makes my senses real superlative pen
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 12/5/2014 9:34:00 PM
Thank you for coming back to reread this poem, Shadow. It is one of my favorites... I'm happy that you've enjoyed it!
Date: 10/20/2014 8:09:00 PM
Magnificent write Kelly! Quite an emotive one, congrats on ur big win!
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 10/25/2014 1:27:00 AM
Thank you so much for your kind comments, Dr. Upma! This is one of my favorite poems that I've written, so far. I'm happy that you enjoyed it!
Date: 10/19/2014 3:05:00 PM
A beautiful captivating poem Kelly. It was so enjoyable to read. Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 10/24/2014 12:49:00 AM
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my poem. I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Brenda!
Date: 10/19/2014 3:25:00 AM
Dropping back with my congrats Kelly:-) hugs Jan xxxx
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 10/23/2014 1:15:00 PM
Thank you very much, Jan! Hugs :)
Date: 10/19/2014 2:42:00 AM
Tremendous Kelly, loved it so much - very touching
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Date: 10/23/2014 2:19:00 AM
Thank you for your kind words, Mark. I appreciate them very much. I'm so glad you enjoyed reading this poem!
Date: 10/19/2014 12:06:00 AM
It is nice to see this perfection on the winning list,congrats Kelly.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 10/23/2014 2:04:00 AM
Thank you so much, Kayode! I really do appreciate your kind words and congrats.
Date: 10/19/2014 12:02:00 AM
Beautifully crafted and an enjoyable read Kelly. Congratulations on this win and this is chosen as a favorite. Verlena
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Date: 10/23/2014 1:51:00 AM
Thank you so much for adding this poem to your favorites. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Your kind comments really meant a lot to me, Verlena!
Date: 10/18/2014 8:44:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. I loved this poem the first time I read it
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 10/23/2014 1:17:00 AM
Thank you for reading this poem once again. I really appreciate the kind congrats, Maurice!
Date: 9/9/2014 5:53:00 AM
A beautiful write. Thank you for a wonderful read.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 9/14/2014 4:01:00 PM
Thank you for taking the time to read my poem. I am so glad that you enjoyed it, Maurice!
Date: 8/20/2014 1:55:00 PM
LOVE the title and the whole poem Kelly...To me, the white rose seems to represent God's promise of eternal life...Beautifully done and congratulations! - Tim
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/24/2014 1:26:00 AM
I'm so glad you enjoyed my poem, Tim! Thank you so much for the wonderful comments and kind congrats. It really means a lot to me!.... White roses do seem to have a certain sentimentality about them. They are enduring to many people, for many different reasons including faith, love and hope. :)
Date: 8/20/2014 9:56:00 AM
Kelly, , congratulations with your winning poem... Always~ Linda
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Date: 8/20/2014 7:05:00 AM
beautifully penned a worthy winner:-) Hugs jan xxx
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/24/2014 12:50:00 AM
Thank you so much for the nice comments, Jan! Hugs :)
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