I didn’t even know we had roses.
Well, a rose. This one you see above.
It bloomed on Saturday. One of a kind. A lone rose.
It bloomed just hours before the Running of the Roses.
And it bloomed for my Rose,
Who celebrates her birthday on Monday.
Also a one-of-a-kind Rose.
Which raises my once-a-year question:
What do you give to the woman who IS everything?
A woman for whom a rose blooms on cue?
The pandemic has changed what is really important.
Instead of a new dress with nowhere to wear it,
I want to offer her security in an uncertain world.
Instead of a 1,000-piece puzzle of an exotic destination,
I want to offer her unwavering devotion in a fickle world.
Instead of a nifty new pasta maker with seven attachments,
I want to offer her unconditional love in a divided world.
Instead of a store-bought birthday card,
I want to offer her this, a rose not quite as beautiful as her soul.
And my humble words.
Happy birthday, Rose, the woman who is everything.
9 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Rose”
Omg Bob! Fabulous! A truly deep amd lovely love poem. Now go get that pasta maker…., Xxoo Susan On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 6:09 PM Musings, Magic, San Miguel and More wrote:
> > > > > > > robertjhawkins1 posted: ” > I didn’t even know we had roses. > > > > Well, a rose. This one you see above. > > > > It bloomed on Saturday. One of a kind. A lone rose. > > > > It bloomed just hours before the Running of the Roses. > > > > And it bloomed for my Rose, > > > > Who celebrates her birthday on M” > > > >
This is absolutely beautiful and a lovely testament to your relationship. Rose, is indeed a one of a kind, special person, who we love. Happy birthday, Rose!!
With your loving missive, sweet Rose who IS everything now HAS everything…
Alison, thank you!
With your loving missive, Rose who IS everything now HAS everything…
I will cherish this forever
Happy birthday, Rose. You must really be something to have a husband who writes love poems to you and compares you to a lovely flower. Closest I ever came was a boyfriend who wrote a poem comparing me to a crock of beer. Buen Hecho, Roberto.
I’m going to guess that was some pretty amazing beer!