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Yellow Roses

(A conversation with my wife Vera Selena (Osburn) Hinshaw on our 70th wedding anniversary 12 October 2022) Honey, I thank God every day for bringing you into my life; For making me the father of our children and for agreeing to be my wife. We were just two starry-eyed kids when we met on the Bermuda Isle. Even then I knew you were the one I hoped to escort down the bridal aisle. Diamonds gleamed in your eyes when we pledged our eternal love. There is no doubt that our life together was ordained by God above. Love glowed in our hearts when we were united as man and wife; Romance has been very much alive during our wedded life! We've shared so many wonderful memories throughout the years. There were lean times, laughter, and yes, a sprinkling of sorrow and tears. Even though your hair has turned from bonnie gold to gray, To me you've become more beautiful with each passing day! You've met the vicissitudes of Air Force life with dignity and grace. You've taught Sunday School and Girl Scouts leaving each base a better place. You've made a house a home whether in the states or foreign lands. Our kids and grand kids are what they are today due to your guiding hands. I brought you a bouquet of yellow roses since they're your favorites, dear. My love for you grows stronger and stronger with each passing year! (My eyes welled-up with tears as I knelt and placed the flowers on her grave.)

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Date: 10/29/2022 6:33:00 PM
Oh, so glad to have read this, Bob, Going to my favourites for sure, its our 60th in December, and your wonderful sentiments in your poetry will stay with me.
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 10/30/2022 6:39:00 AM
Thank you Harry for your kind comments. I'm honored that you consider it a fav. Congrats to you and your wife for your upcoming 60th - Bob H
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Date: 10/29/2022 6:34:00 PM
been to POTD and reread. Congratulations on that deserved honour. Harry
Date: 10/18/2022 11:24:00 PM
Oh Robert how beautifully sad, touching and so heartfelt. Your wife Vera sounded lovely….you both are so worthy of this POTD! Sorry for your loss and sadness Robert. Debx
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 10/19/2022 6:35:00 AM
Thank you so much, Deb for your comforting comments. Vera meant everything to me! Best to you as you continue your poetical journey - Bob H
Date: 10/18/2022 4:43:00 AM
So beautifully written, Robert. Vera was a beautiful woman inside and out. I am sure she is smiling looking down. Belated Congratulations on POTD. Hope you are doing well...Charlie
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 10/18/2022 1:35:00 PM
Thank you Charles for your gracious comments. She loved everybody and everybody loved her. Take good care - Bob H
Date: 10/17/2022 12:08:00 PM
oh my, I was not expecting the tragic ending, Robert. And I see you got a POTD. VERY well deserved, my friend. This is so very poignant.
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Date: 10/18/2022 1:34:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea for your gracious comments and continued support - Bob H
Date: 10/16/2022 11:46:00 PM
Robert, a beautiful homage to your lovely wife Vera, and to the glories of true love. God bless you, poet. Congrats of your POTD ~ John
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 10/17/2022 11:43:00 AM
John, great to hear from you and many thanks for your gracious comments - the very best to you - Bob
Date: 10/16/2022 10:29:00 PM
I told you in the very first comment this would be a POTD. Looked into my crystal ball! No problem! Imagine Vera….dancing in Heaven, in a sparkling gown, celelebrating you, all your family and both of your lives. Betcha she has yellow roses in her arms. Congratulations for writing and commenting to me for three years…a gift you are! ********** Huggs, Gardenia Pangie
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 10/17/2022 11:43:00 AM
You called this one right, Pangie! Thank you so very much. Yes, I know Vera is home at last - now she can see and is free from all pain. She loved to dance especially jitter-bugging with her Dad and I'm sure they are having a ball. Thanks as always for your gracious comments and best to you as you continue your stellar career on your poetical journey - Bob
Date: 10/16/2022 9:15:00 PM
POTD, phooey ~ POTCenturies. Sorry for your alone time now Robert; she's waiting patiently. God isn't done with you yet. Bless. ~:o)
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Date: 10/17/2022 11:40:00 AM
Wow! One for the centuries. Thank you so very much for your gracious comments, Arlo. The very best to you - Bob H
Date: 10/16/2022 6:47:00 PM
It's wonderful knowing that, true love never dies. This is beautiful, tender and emotional, all at the same time. Your words caress softly around me and my heart. Such a lovely tribute to your wife. Congratulations Robert, on Poem of the Day. My best to you. Hugs, Brandy
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Date: 10/17/2022 11:38:00 AM
Thank you, Brandy - such comforting comments! The very best to you as you continue your poetical journey - Bob
Date: 10/16/2022 1:50:00 PM
Congratulations on getting POTD. Your anniversary poem was incredibly beautiful and meaningful to read.
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Date: 10/16/2022 1:54:00 PM
Thanks so very much S. P. I appreciate your thoughtful comments. Best to you as you continue your poetical journey - Bob H
Date: 10/16/2022 1:49:00 PM
Robert, such a beautiful tribute to your wife, so sorry for your loss and congratulations on the POEM OF THE DAY honor, blessings Constance
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 10/16/2022 1:52:00 PM
Thank you, Constance - great hearing from you. Many thanks for your kind comments and support! Best always - Bob H
Date: 10/16/2022 12:13:00 PM
A poignant write filled with cherished memories, Beautiful tribute to your wife Robert, Congrats on POTD
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Date: 10/16/2022 12:51:00 PM
Thank you Joseph for your kind comments and taking time to comment - best to you always! - Bob H
Date: 10/16/2022 10:46:00 AM
WOW! 70? WOW! A beautiful tribute to your wife, Robert, and, of course, a perfect choice for POTD,
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Date: 10/16/2022 12:52:00 PM
Thank you so much, Jim. I appreciate very much your kind comments - Bob H
Date: 10/16/2022 8:45:00 AM
Congratulations on this beautiful poem being chosen as POTD, Robert. It was a lovely tribute to true Love, it never ends and always grows as each becomes aware of God's blessings from above. Tears of Love or the very best kind, especially when half of the oneness has been physically left behind. May God bless and keep you, my friend, until the two of you that became one are one again. Enjoy your special day! Bill
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Date: 10/16/2022 12:54:00 PM
Thank you, Bill for your gracious comments. Vera was a saint and now dwells with the saints! Best to you - Bob H
Date: 10/16/2022 8:16:00 AM
Oh, wow, what a beautiful tribute to your wife. I wasn't expecting the last line, and it was a bit hard to take, Robert.
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Date: 10/16/2022 12:58:00 PM
Thanks so very much, Milton, for your gracious comments. I tear-up a bit each time I read that last line. Even after her passing a little over 4 years ago, I try to visit her grave at least once a week. Best to you as you continue your stellar poetic journey - Bob H
Date: 10/16/2022 8:16:00 AM
Poignant , beautiful, touching my heart deeply Robert. I loved the passage of time and the well of love described here . Hugs and congratulations on POTD! Blessings, Susan :)
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 10/16/2022 1:00:00 PM
Thank you, Susan. Your comments and support mean a lot to me. Best to you always! Bob H
Date: 10/16/2022 7:58:00 AM
You were blessed my friend - what beautiful memories you have collected and experienced - choosing your partner is such a delight, living with them is a privilege, and dying ahead, one or the other, is sad, but with your faith and knowing you will be reunited, meeting one day, makes death more bearable - God's blessings rained on you both. Hugs and blesings, jennifer.
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 10/16/2022 1:02:00 PM
Thank you, Jennifer. Your gracious and insightful comments mean a lot to me. Best always as you continue your poetical journey - Bob H
Date: 10/16/2022 7:41:00 AM
This is the most beautiful tribute --- ever, Bob! Just want to cry with you. Man-hugs, Gershon
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 10/16/2022 1:03:00 PM
Great to hear from you, Gershon. As always, thanks for your gracious remarks and support! Bob H
Date: 10/16/2022 6:36:00 AM
Tugged at my heartstrings Robert. Yellow roses are my favorite rose as well. Congratulations on your very well-deserved honor of POTD. smiles and hugs, Linda
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 10/16/2022 1:05:00 PM
Thank you so very much, Linda. Your kind comments meant a bunch to me. Best to you always! Bob H
Date: 10/16/2022 6:23:00 AM
Congratulations on your heartfelt poem, Dear Poet. This is a beautiful tribute to your beloved wife - it shows how special your journey together was!
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Date: 10/16/2022 1:06:00 PM
Thank you, Malabika, for your gracious comments. It was a special journey indeed. Best to you as you continue your poetical journey - Bob H
Date: 10/16/2022 5:39:00 AM
Congratulations for POTD. This is a beautiful tribute to your wife and shows us how special both of you are :)
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Date: 10/16/2022 1:07:00 PM
Thanks so much Heidi. I appreciate your gracious comments and support. Best to you - Bob H
Date: 10/16/2022 4:52:00 AM
So beautifully personal; touching; expressing all what both of you had been. Pain mingled with marvelous love! Love shared with all realities with optimism; At the end true "a bouquet of yellow roses" as part of fulfillment. Beautifully narrated and illustrated. Congratulations!
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 10/16/2022 1:09:00 PM
Thank you so much, Christuraj. Your wonderful comments mean so much to me. Best to you as you continue your poetical journey - Bob H
Date: 10/16/2022 4:25:00 AM
Very touching and brilliantly written, shows how wonderful a man you are and a beautiful soul your wife is. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful life of years in a tribute to her, amazing how much you put in those words, captured a picture of a life time of love. Thank you and sorry for your loss.
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 10/16/2022 1:10:00 PM
Thank you, Sandra. I really appreciate your kind and gracious thoughts. Best to you always - Bob H
Date: 10/16/2022 3:42:00 AM
Robert, a beautiful tribute to your wife, congratulations on POTD!
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 10/16/2022 1:11:00 PM
Thank you,, Tania, for your thoughtful and gracious comments. The very best to you - Bob H
Date: 10/16/2022 2:47:00 AM
Robert I told you so. The Poetry Soup Team once again got it right. A big congratulations on receiving POTD and again Your poem of your anniversary was so special and touching to read. God bless you Robert and thank you for writing such a great Poem...
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 10/16/2022 1:14:00 PM
Thanks again, Michael! You called this one spot on! I sincerely appreciate your kind and gracious comments. Best to you as you continue your poetical journey - Bob H
Date: 10/16/2022 2:46:00 AM
I can sense the strength of bond you both shared. Losing such a companion, we all know is pain for you . A sweet poem- free flowing with sentiments , spurting from your heart. Congratulations on your POTD dear Robert
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 10/16/2022 1:15:00 PM
Thank you, Valsa. From the heart indeed, Valsa. I really appreciate your gracious comments. Best always - Bob H
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