That rose perhaps
You should send me today
Tomorrow ain’t for me
“I” may be for the pine box.
Send me the rose
With a note that speaks your heart
Give me the rose and your words
Not in my pine box
Not on my grave
Not with a goodbye wave;
But a hug.
Not in tears for me;
But laughter with me.
Don’t sprinkle me with petals;
Petals of the flower I love the most…
After I am laid in my pine box.
Allow me to smell the rose while I can
Give me the smile of a rose
A rose with no sorrow
A rose without regrets.
A rose for my vase; not my casket
A rose for my room; not my grave
A rose for me; not the ground
Give me the rose while I still live!
By Susan McMillan
23 thoughts on “The Rose!”
Beautiful and so very true! 💞
Thank-you 🌹. As years go by, I continue to observe daily relationships and I must say that it’s amazing how much people are touched at the passing/death of a dear one; one perhaps they never took a day to give a phone call, hold their hand or say something to uplift. I would rather love someone now than cry for them later.💞
So very beautiful, Susan !
Thank you very much. I am glad you see the massage that it holds.
Good reminder to make the most of our todays! ❤
Such important thoughts!
Thank-you Sir 🌹
I feel the same way.
Such a beautiful pic
Thank-you Chukki my dear 🌹
I try to paste Rose image,but i could not do.
So,I present for you and your family:D
Thank-you Nasuko 🌹
Someday, your lovely kids will leave the nest from you, like this.
Then, you should try to not tears.
So, now, you should make many memories and laughingly with your kids.
It’s sooooooooooo hard,I know right? XD!!
I love getting flowers! My husband has planted roses and other flowers in our yard, because he knows I love flowers. He brings some into the kitchen so I can smell them. I too am 6 years cancer free, and yes I want to enjoy the flowers while I live! Great poem.
Congratulations on surviving Cancer. 🌹💝. It’s beautiful that your groom brings you fresh flowers. Flowers give me fluffy joy😁
Speechless. Breathless. Touched.x
Thank very much. I am deeply humbled by your kind words 🌹