POEMS: “One Small Rose”

from an older post



I would rather have one small rose
From the garden of a friend
Than to have the choicest flowers
When my stay on Earth must end.

I would rather have one pleasant word
In kindness said to me
Than flattery when my heart is still
And my life on Earth has ceased to be.

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I would rather have a loving smile
From friends I know are true
Than tears shed round my casket
When this world I’ve bid Adieu.

Bring me all your flowers today
Whether pink, white or red:
I’d rather have one blossom now
Than a truckload when I’m dead.

(Author unknown)

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10 Comments Add yours

    1. Thank you so much dear friend! Yours rose was so beautifully eloquent, and filled with meaning! ❀ It touched my heart!:)

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      1. Anita Bowden says:

        So pleased it brought you happiness! ❀

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  1. inaloveworld says:

    So beautiful! πŸ™‚ πŸ’ ❀ Thank you!


    1. Thank you dear Manuela for your lovely flowers and sentiments πŸ™‚ ❀

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  2. Trina Graves says:

    Amen to that! ❀
    And the coincidences continue.. I received this the other day after I had just added 'Don't Bother With A Funeral' to my drafts, as you know it shares the same sentiments. I meant to add a comment here, but got sidetracked and have only just come back to it today as I sort through emails – after I completed the write up for that same poem! So I guess I should add it today!
    Thank you for sharing this Amira ❀ (I only know how to do the hearts and smiley faces! otherwise I'd send you a flower πŸ™‚ )


    1. Yes, dear Trina! Yes, each day we encounter more coincidences and synchronicities, it’s a glorious journey πŸ™‚ I also don’t know how to do flowers, but each of your words is a flower that perfumes the soul πŸ™‚ ❀

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      1. Trina Graves says:

        You truly amaze me Amira, your comments to everyone are always so wonderful and inspiring! Bless you! ❀


        1. Awwww… that is so sweet!!! Thank you! ❀

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