A Dozen Roses

If I had a dozen roses, I know just what I’d do.

I’d give each one a name that reminded me of you.

The first rose I’d name “sunshine” cause you brighten every day.

The second would be “beauty”, the kind that never goes away.

I’d name the fourth one “silly”, oh how funny you could be.

Rose five, of course, is “patience”, something you have helped me find.

The sixth rose I’d call “memories”, the precious gift you left behind.

The seventh and the eight rose would for sure be “faith” and “grace”.

Nine would be “unique” because no one can take your place.

The tenth rose, well, that’s easy; I’d simply name it “love”.

Eleven, I’d call “angel”; I know you’re watching from above.

I’d think about that twelfth rose, and I’d really take my time.

After all these roses are for you, my Valentine.

I’m sending them to heaven in every color that I know.

So number twelve I’ll name “forever”, that’s how long I will love you so.


Alan Pederson

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