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Roses Standing Proudly in a Vase; A Lovely Floral Display: Poetry

Updated on April 20, 2017

Roses standing proudly in a vase, a lovely floral display

My honey Ray came visiting and brought me a beautiful rose bouquet

I was pleasantly surprised in a girlish kind of way

Roses standing proudly in a vase, a lovely floral display

I steal a whiff each time I pass by

While dusting and cleaning, I'm on a natural high

Merci Beaucoup Ray



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      Paula 12 days ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Awwww...How totally sweet. Makes me all warm and fuzzy for you Ruby-girl.....I'm happy you have someone who treats you "special"~~because YOU ARE!..........hugs, Paula

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      WillStarr 12 days ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Beautiful work, Ruby Jean! Lucky Ray!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 12 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Paula, never in a million years did I ever think I would meet someone special, but it happened. He liked my poetry and asked if he could come visit. I was somewhat apprehensive, so I checked him out, and lo and behold he was a true person. He has taught school for 41 tears. ( A Lutheran school ) He plays the organ in his church. I have been seeing him for weeks. Last week he brought his daughter Becky to meet me. My son Jackie has given his blessing, so all is good, but I'm moving slow. He is one year older than me, and he's handsome! He lives 100 miles from me in Ill. His wife died three years ago, she had been in a nursing home with Alzhelmer's Disease for seven years prior to her death. It's been decades since anyone has given me roses. Thank you for your sweet comment..Hugs

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      Allen Nova 12 days ago

      It's quite nice.

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      Eric Dierker 12 days ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Ruby this is our best rose season, although we have five really. We get going out to the car a few moments early this time of seasons. My young son and my wife and I circle around to holler out our favorites and normally my son picks one out for mom for the day.

      Over my years I have decided that a man gives a lady friend roses, the lady should look at how the man appreciates the roses he has given. Does he stand in a kind of awe of their beauty? Does he really appreciate God's handiwork? If he does for the roses then chances are better than not that he will appreciate God's handiwork in you, which is magnificent.

      "We who do not risk our heart,

      will from love be apart"

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 12 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Will. I'm so glad you came to read my little poem. Thanks so much for the sweet comment.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 12 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Allen, it's nice to meet you. Thank you for the nice comment..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 12 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Eric. He is the kindest, and most gentle man I've ever known. I like your quote, and it's true. I know your roses are beautiful, just like your son and wife. Thank you dear friend....

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      Clive Williams 12 days ago from Nibiru

      Short and spicy, nice.

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      Vladimir Karas 12 days ago from Canada

      Ruby Jean---Roses reflect the inner and outer beauty of the receiver, and I am so happy that Ray noticed it.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 12 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Clive. This just might be the shortest poem ever written. Ha..Thank you my friend..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 12 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Val. Your comment is touching. Thank you so much..

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      Paula 12 days ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Hmmmm Sounds like a keeper! Best of luck in Love, girlfriend! Going slowly is the way to do it. You just recently told me you are single..for some reason, I assumed you had a hubby.

      It's great to have someone special in our lives. I mean YOUR life. I'm totally retired from relationships~~forever. Jim's been gone over 4 yrs now (hard to believe it's been that long) and I've adjusted to being the Lone Ranger, no more Tonto for me! :) I wish you happiness.

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      manatita44 12 days ago from london

      Here you are Ruby ... there ... some roses with Love. Hugs.

      Such an immortal flower!! One of God's greatest gift to the plant kingdom, perhaps. Thanks for the card. Today was our most sacred day so far. I'll check it out tomorrow. Cute poetry!

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      ThreeKeys 11 days ago from Australia

      Ruby, that is a beautiful passionate gift. How delightful!

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      Maria Jordan 11 days ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Beautiful, dear Ruby - so happy that you and Ray found each other.

      Happy, peaceful Easter to you. Love, mar

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      Janis Leslie Evans 11 days ago from Washington, DC

      Sweet gratitude! I love how you worked in the time to take whiffs. Thanks for sharing your heart, Ruby.

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      Kristen Howe 11 days ago from Northeast Ohio

      Lovely flowers and a beautiful poem. Nicely done!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 11 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Paula, It appears to be a gift. I prayed for someone to fill the void in my life since I lost Tom. Ray told me that he prayed the same prayer. We have the same values, plus he is fun to talk to. When I met his daughter Becky, we hit it off wonderfully. She is into fitness. She is a PE teacher. He has two sons, whom I haven't met but will this coming Thursday. I'm not sure about marriage, but a friend is great. Thank you for your friendship and continued support. Hugs..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 11 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Manatita. What woman doesn't love to get roses? And you are correct, roses are a gift from God. There's so much beauty in the world for us to enjoy. Thank you. Peace my poetic friend...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 11 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello ThreeKeys. This was a spur of the moment write for me, not too sure if HP would feature it because it was so short, but they did. I'm happy you liked it. Thank you...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 11 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Dear Mar. Good things happen when we include God in our wishes'. Thank you for always being there for me. Smiling!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 11 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Janis, so nice to see you. Your comment brought a smile. Thank you so much..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 11 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Kristen. So nice to see you, and thank you for a sweet comment....

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      manatita44 11 days ago from london

      Yes, yes. I agree. You're so sincere ... so correct. I did an Ode to The Rose once.

      So you have found a new Love? Awesome!!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 11 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Manatita, It's remarkable how we met, he saw my picture and emailed me. I emailed him and it progressed from that. We exchanged phone numbers. He sent me a photo. He visits me weekly and calls me often. I am amazed because I didn't think anyone could ever take Tom's place in my life. I really do believe there is someone for every person who reaches out. I do so wish the same for you. Hugs my poetic friend. Can you write another ode to the rose. I know it will be beautiful...

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      Paula 11 days ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Golly girlfriend, I'm excited about all the newness happening around here! You have a new special person n your life,Sha is poignant, Linda Sue has a new career, Shyron has a new puppy....and I have some new grey hairs!! It's party time!!!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 10 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Paula, you crack me up like no other. We've all got gray hair---I should own a piece of ' Nice And Easy ' It's Spring and love is in the air, so be careful! Hee..

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      Martie Coetser 10 days ago from South Africa

      Beautiful roses! They never fail to delight us.

      Thank you, Ray!

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      Genna Easr 10 days ago

      Finding someone special couldn't happen to a nicer person. I'm so happy for you, dear Ruby. Happy Easter. Blessings and hugs. :-)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 10 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Martie. Who would have ' thunk ' it, me finding someone with my values and politics. We spent the day together. I fixed out lunch. It was so nice to feel loved again. Thank you so much..Hugs.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 10 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Dear Genna. I have been so lonely since losing Tom two years ago. At first I was hesitant, but after checking him out, knew he was the person he said he was, then I prayed asking God to lead my path. After a few weeks he told me that he'd prayed the same prayer. Thank you for being happy for me. Hugs

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      Lisa Williams 10 days ago

      What a sweet poem, and I adore the song at the end! It is so nice to be able to feel those "girlish" type of feelings. It is so fun to be surprised by the ones that you love!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 9 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Lisa, I am happy that you liked the video. I love the song and Bette. And yes it is wonderful to receive a gift from someone that tells you how he feels. Thank you...

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      manatita44 9 days ago from london

      No, no, no ... my loving Friend. Don't wish it for me! There is a very beautiful story in the Mahabharata about a Sage who was treated so well by a devout woman, that he gave her a boon to have a child. Of course she was not married, but the Sage's words came true and she went through many hardships.

      The Disciple basically is monastic. Pursues a Path which is actually loving and simple but quite deep. It is a great privilege and a great responsibility.

      I couldn't begin to describe how I feel here in Jamaica, Queens, what we are doing here ... all over the world to further the cause of Love; of service to mankind, of Peace ...

      Sure it can be done with company, but it is generally much harder. But yes, my Love, I'm really happy for you. Pray for me this Easter Day, but only so I can enhance my devotion to the Will Divine. Much Love.

      P.S Yes, I will write another Ode to The Rose for you. Let me get back to England. God's willing, I will leave on Tuesday.

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      Audrey Howitt 9 days ago from California

      Aww--these are lovely Ruby!!! You lucky girl! Happy Easter!

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      Louise Powles 9 days ago from Great Yarmouth

      Aww, that's a lovely poem, and beautiful bunch of roses too. I love the video too, that's a great song.

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      William Kovacic 8 days ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      So very nice, Ruby.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 8 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Manatita, I always think that every person needs someone in their life to be happy, not true with you. I can understand your feeling's. You are into the beauty of life through your heartfelt and inspiring poetry. But, who knows, someday when you least expect it a damsel will catch the eye of the seer. Best wishes my friend..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 8 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you Audrey. Happy Easter my poetic friend..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 8 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you Louise, so glad you liked the video. I remember going to see The Rose when I was working in Houston, Tx. and I was so moved by Bette Midler, she has been a favorite of mine since that time..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 8 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you William. It is always so nice when you visit...

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      mckbirdbks 8 days ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Ruby - Sorry I am late. Beautiful poem. It certainly is nice to receive attention, which you more than deserve.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 8 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you Mike. It is nice to have a sweet friend. He's asked me to wear his ring, and it's difficult for me to make a commitment. Old memories linger from past hurt, but I've moved on, but still marriage kinda scares me. I will work it out. Thanks again my friend..

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      mckbirdbks 8 days ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hi Ruby - Building on Paula's comment. Have you given being poignant, a new career or a puppy the proper chance?

      All the best to you.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 8 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Mike, you always make me see things in a new light. Everyone is reaching out, perhaps it's time that I do the same. Thank you so much...Hugs.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 days ago from Riga, Latvia

      Just beautiful. The roses were just before me as I read this and I caught their perfume on the imaginative air.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Rasma, even your comments are a joy to read. The poet in you shines. Thank you..

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      ray richert 2 days ago

      I was the rose giver to my sweetheart.

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