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A Single Red Rose
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By Nan Forehand
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A Single Red Rose


Day of the wedding, their mothers honored.
Each received a single red rose.
After the wedding, they traveled.
Mysteries of life and love unraveled.
Mama back home, the rose she cherished.
In less than a year, dear Mama perished.
Came the call in dark of night
his Mother to tell of her Mama’s plight.
Through tear-stained eyes, they laid her to rest.
A single red rose close to her breast.
No fragrance arose from
this rose they chose.
Etched forever on stone
a single rose and sweet words to atone.
Display of love, so it goes,
the giving of a single red rose.


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Submitted: Monday, July 4, 2005

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 2, 2007

About the Poet
I grew up in rural North Carolina, married for 38 years to my best friend and soulmate, Allen, who retired almost 17 years ago from the Air Force after 24 years of service to our beloved America. We have a daughter, Ashley ( and son-in-law, Kris) and, a son, John, and, our two beautiful grand daughters, Amelia and Haley, and Isaac, our only grandson, all blessings from God. We have four cats; Mr. Peabody, Missy, aka Middle Kitty and Tabby, aka Little Kitty, and Gracie. I've seen a lot of hard times and God has always been here for me to see me through them. I am a vessel God can use to help others in need. If I could be described in one word, it would be that I am an encourager.


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