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2002-03-20 06:32:27 (UTC)

Roses - Forever friendship

The Rose

Red roses were her favorites,
her name was also Rose.
And every year her husband sent them,
tied with pretty bows.

The year he died,
the roses were delivered to her door.
The card said, "Be my Valentine,"
like all the years before.

Each year he sent her roses,
and the note would always say,
"I love you even more this year,
than last year on this day.

My love for you will always grow,
with every passing year."
She knew this was the last time
that the roses would appear.

She thought, he ordered roses
in advance before this day.
Her loving husband did not know,
that he would pass away.

He always liked to do things early,
way before the time.
Then, if he got too busy,
everything would work out fine.

She trimmed the stems,
and placed them in a very special vase.
Then, sat the vase
beside the portrait of his smiling face.

She would sit for hours,
in her husband's favorite chair.
While staring at his picture,
and the roses sitting there.

A year went by,
and it was hard to live without her mate.
With loneliness and solitude,
that had become her fate.

Then, the very hour,
as on Valentines before,
The doorbell rang, and there were roses,
sitting by her door.

She brought the roses in,
and then just looked at them in shock.
Then, went to get the telephone,
to call the florist shop.

The owner answered, and she asked him,
if he would explain, Why would someone do this
causing her such pain?

"I know your husband passed away,
more than a year ago,"
The owner said, "I knew you'd call,
and you would want to know.

The flowers you received today,
were paid for in advance.
Your husband always planned ahead,
he left nothing to chance.

There is a standing order,
that I have on file down here,
And he has paid, well in advance,
you'll get them every year.
There also is another thing,
that I think you should know,

He wrote a special little card...he did this
ago. Then, should ever I find out that he's no
here, That's the card...that should be sent,
to you the following year."

She thanked him and hung up the phone,
her tears now flowing hard.
Her fingers shaking, as she slowly reached to
get the card.
Inside the card, she saw that he had written
her a note.
Then, as she stared in total silence,
this is what he wrote...

"Hello my love, I know it's been a year since I've
been gone,
I hope it hasn't been too hard for you to
I know it must be lonely, and the pain is very
Or if it was the other way, I know how I would
The love we shared made everything so beautiful
in life.
I loved you more than words can say, you were
perfect wife.

You were my friend and lover, you fulfilled my
every need.
I know it's only been a year, but please try
not to grieve
I want you to be happy, even when you shed
your tears.
That is why the roses will be sent to you for

When you get these roses, think of all the
That we had together, and how both of us were
I have always loved you and I know I always
But, my love, you must go on, you have some
living still.

Please...try to find happiness, while living
out your days.
I know it is not easy, but I hope you find
some ways.
The roses will come every year, and they will
only stop,
When your door's not answered, when the florist
stops to knock.

He will come five times that day, in case you
have gone out.
But after his last visit, he will know without
a doubt
To take the roses to the place, where I've
instructed him.
And place the roses where we are, together once

Sometimes in life, you find a special friend;
Someone who changes your life just by being
part of it.
Someone who makes you laugh until you can't
Someone who makes you believe that there really
good in the world.
Someone who convinces you that there really is
unlocked door just waiting for you to open it.

This is Forever Friendship.

May we all be loved so much.