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Mama loved the roses
That grew in her garden fair
She gently trimmed and pruned with love
Giving all her tender care.

Her favourite was the yellow rose
Standing proud and tall
The fragrance sweet upon the air
As they climbed the garden wall.

Many lessons in the garden taught
As I listened at mama's knee
I shall carry always in my heart
The love she held for me.

The roses in her garden
Were there for all to see
Blowing gently in the breeze
With an occasional bumble bee.

Passersby would stop, admire
And some would sit awhile
The teapot brewed, the laughter flowed
Mama had such a smile.

It's been a while since mama passed
And still the roses grow
Their coulour faded, no longer bright
As if they seem to know

Every day when sunset glows
A rose for mama I do share
I place it gently on her grave
As she sleeps forever there.


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The following comments are for "A Rose For Mama"
by angelwings

Sandra
Despite the sad ending this poem smiles at the reader - me. Simple but because this is a tribute to someone missed and important, the poem becomes beautiful. Please share more of your poetry with us. :)

( Posted by: PETERPAULINO [Member] On: October 27, 2004 )

Sandra
beautifully done.. I miss her too!

( Posted by: crowhaven [Member] On: October 27, 2004 )

More than roses
It seems that Mama raised more than just flowers in her garden, and its not just the roses that miss her.

Lovely tribute. Beautiful poem. -Philo

( Posted by: Philo [Member] On: October 28, 2004 )





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