Thursday, March 26, 2009

Roses of Life.








Roses of Life

I have dreamed many dreams that never came true,
I have seen them vanish at dawn.
But I have realized enough of my dreams, thank God,
To make me want to dream on.

I have prayed many prayers, when no answers came,
Though, I waited so patient and long,
But answers came to enough of my prayers
To make me keep praying on.

I have trusted many a friend who failed
And left me to walk alone,
But I have found enough of my friends to be true
To make me keep trusting on.

I have sown many seeds that fell by the way
For, the birds to feed upon
But I have held enough golden sheaves in my hands
To make me keep sowing on.

I have drained the cup of disappointment and pain
And gone many days without song,
But I have sipped enough nectar from the roses of life
To make me want to live on.

Author Unknown To Me.



  1. Beautiful Milli...just beautiful.

  2. Thanks Ronnie and I wish that all is well there with you and yours.

  3. maybe unknown...but not forgotten in their anonymity

  4. Absolutely Dana. This was a gem of a find and just had to share. Glad you enjoyed.

  5. Beautiful poem and lovely roses Milli, special occasion? Love your new avatar!

  6. Thanks Dana it was taken yesterday.

  7. I will keep additional embarassing comments to myself

  8. Thank You Mia. The roses were picked from my mothers garden. They are so beautiful.
    They were profuse on the bush, so she invited me to pick some. Because of the dry season my roses have been poor.

  9. the poem is so beautiful. haven't read it before. was thinking you wrote it until i got to the end.
    love the roses, too. wish i could grow roses such as your mom's.

  10. that is sooo beautiful milli!!! and i mean both the poem and the picture! thanks for sharing it!

  11. That is a great poem. I wish I could identify the author.

  12. Thanks Rita I did a search and came up with a couple of answers. This might be one here...
    "Roses of Life"
    is an excerpt from the gospel song
    "I Don't Regret A Mile"
    written by
    Mr. Howard Goodman
    This seems to me to be the author.

  13. Thanks Deity.
    I wish I could grow the roses like her too.

  14. Welcome Sharon always....Thank You

  15. the photo is a beauty Milli - poem too. The pink shading on the left looks like it emanates from the blooms - sets it off perfectly! And yes that new photo - nice smile!!!

  16. Its really nice to see poetry re- blogged on someone else's site....thankyou......

  17. Nice poem, straight from someone's heart with the panache and flow that is similar to your own style?
    Of course only your picture could be thus set, and with the roses in question, a perfect combination.
    I do try to be critical, honest.

  18. Such a beautiful poem accompanying your gorgeous photograph!
    Thanks for the ray of sunshine you always provide, Milli.
    Big Hugs,

  19. Thanks Keith. I used a non-flash colour swap setting on my camera. That gave the effect.
    Big smiles here from me.

  20. This is to good not to post Peter. I think at times we all need some more inspiration.
    Thank You.

  21. Oh I can strive to this style Bill. You have a unique style yourself.
    I try to be critical too..I promise. LOL. Well not too critical.
    Thank You. Smiles!

  22. You are always Welcome Marcia.
    Thanks for dropping over often.
    Hugs to you Too!

  23. Great shot Milli ..... Really loved the poem reminded me of one my Mother wrote.

  24. Oh Joel how wonderful that your mother wrote like that. Thanks for stopping by.

  25. Here it is in case you were interested....

    That mountain you gave me Lord,
    The one I thought I'd never climb,
    It isn't a mountain any longer,
    For you were with me all the time,

    That gloomy day you gave me Lord,
    The one I thought would never end,
    The sun was just around the corner,
    For I found you were my friend,

    The heart you gave me Lord,
    The one I thought would surely break,
    It mended very easily,
    For you healed it for my sake,

    The fountains of tears you gave me Lord,
    When I found life hard to face,
    They've now become a desert,
    For you help me find my place,

    The years you gave to me Lord,
    The good and all the rest,
    Put wrinkles on this face of mine,
    But you helped me pass the test,

    So thank you Lord for the mountains,
    And thank you for the years,
    Thank you for the cloudy days,
    And thank you for the tears,

    Thank you for my heart,
    For all the good and bad,
    But most of all I thank you Lord,
    For all the blessings I have had,

    S. Wlodarczyk

  26. Joel I love your mothers poem it is truly special.
    I think you need to make a photo post for it and use a special photo too.
    Think How amazing that would be.
    I am so humbled that you shared this wonderful and inspiring poem here with my friends and I.

  27. this is a great piece, the yin and yang of life...awesome!

    a gorgeous photo to (as is your new avatar)

  28. Thanks so very much Danette. Have an awesome day.

  29. keep sipping that nectar for our lives are truely such a wonderous adventure to be lived fully

  30. Beautiful poem and Roses Milli