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A Dozen Roses    

 

       

 

I got a dozen roses,          

from a friend the other day.      

But I only have one left,       

For I gave them all away.       

 

      

 

I gave one to my sister,         

Who to me is very dear.         

In hopes that it will bring to her,   

A little floral cheer.         

 

       

 

I took one to a friend,        

Who's not feeling very well.      

The flower or the visit~        

Which helped more I could not tell.   

 

      

 

One went to a friend,        

I haven't known for very long.    

She struggles, so in some small way, 

I hope this helps her carry on.   

 

     

 

The rest went to the ones,      

Who've helped me in so many ways;   

They have been a cheerful presence,  

On my dreary days.          

 

     

 

The roses were so pretty,      

I just could not keep them all,    

Except one single bud,       

Standing  beautiful and tall.     

 

     

 

My friend gave me the flowers,     

To help brighten up my day.      

But the biggest joy I received,    

Was giving them away.         

     

     

 

                        

 

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