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I had a vision of this Rose in 1992, I wrote two verses and a few ideas for the ending. Now Feb 13, 2000 it all came clear to me, and its true to the original with the two verses intact and the ending honored.

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Ann
Beautiful
Kierra
I thought that the poem was beautiful. The ending almost brought tears to my eyes because it made me think of my granfather.
Alexis
what a poet you are, thats all I could think to say
Danielle
this poem really touched my heart because it reminds me of things that happened in my past. I really enjoyed it. thanks for posting it so people could read it.

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Petals Of The White Rose

Dreaming by the morning moon
protected in a tight cocoon
so pale in the gloom
Petals of the white rose

Stretching at the sun light smiles
reflecting on its dew drop tiles
a glow that's seen for miles
The waking of the white rose

Delicate as the summer breeze
pearly white of royal genes
a queen within the garden green
the blooming of the white rose

Soft as love you give it when
hearts should touch a frail friend
before the gift of life might end
The message of the white rose

As we cry these tender woes
and say goodbye to them we know
they'll fly wherever spirits go
On petals of a soft white rose.

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Shari
White Roses by James Haley My father's name was James Haley. He passed away 5 years ago. White roses were what we chose for the funeral flowers. This poem, White Roses, which I came upon completely by accident made me feel as if my Dad, James Haley, was saying "Hello". Thank you!
Danielle
this poem was really a good one. the words were used in such a flowing way it all pieced together perfectly
Magin
You inspire me the way you maked this poem. I appreciated it too much. I can say that you are a GOOD poem writer.
Naomi
that was so beautiful, keep up the good work
linzi
i thought this poem was extremly sensative and in a way emotional to it really touched my heart and the hearts of to of my friendsit is a wonderful thing to have the gift to read such a poem
amber
this waz really good
ely
cute who ever wrote ths love this poem really is different from the one i read
Christine
This poem is beautiful. A true relection of how to express a life lived and a life expired. Beautiful work and an honour to read and appreciate. Well done.
larry
man that poem truly touched me i interperted as the beauty and how remarkable a woman is and her impact on the world/society
nell
this is such a beautiful poem. we chose this to be a reading at the funeral of my grandmother. thankyou
Helen
Extremely interesting you received the words of this poem at two times. I'm sure YOU know why that was meant to be. Makes it unique in a really unordinary way. It is indeed beautiful, and goes very, very deep. Lots more here than the "surface words". Nice!
MissMe
wow. your poem was so touching. just. thats a really good poem
built skater
that poem was awsome! I thought it was really good. I hope to see some more of your work here.
Elizabeth
I think that this poem is great and i love the format. I think that iy is a beautiful poem.
Kemi
Great,wonderful,fantastic.
Lesley
I enjoyed reading your poem, you write well!
Roxy
wow! that was a really great poem. !
shane
i thik this peom was very cool even thow i just started writen them
laura
Really great poem ! It reminds meof a poem I wrote a few years ago titled" Bliss". Your poem is wonderful ! Very vivid!
Laura
A masterpiece! It touched me heart and soul. It has evoked meaning and feeling from every part of my life. I sit with tears of emotion on my face.
H
I have been searching for hours for a poem to send to a woman I love. I found it in this poem. It is very beautiful, and profound at the same time. Thank you!
N
The white rose and all that it stands for has always been close to my heart. I appreciate the way you began with a white rose bud which symbolizes a heart that knows love and then it blooms into this delicate majestic "queen". And a white rose in full bloom symbolized silence in the end. This peom is so wonderfully put together it was worth the 4 years it took to get it together.. :o)
Heather
YOU HAVE A UNIQUE THAT SEEMINGLY COMES NATURAL TO YOU. YOUR POEM IS SWEET AND TOUCHING BUT AT THE SAME TIME IT IS DEEP.THIS POEM REFLECTS THAT YOU ARE A BRILLIANT PERSON.
shay
i really thought that this peom really ment something, that was really nice, keep up the work!

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