You definitely deserve an ‘A’ for effort.
Your work ethic dictates policy,
keeps you after hours,
banks over-time pay.
While others turned up their noses at the challenge,
Some undefinable quality
in your genetics
While others toppled,
October roses are a real treat – this is the last of them, I’m afraid – but while the frost got most, and broke their spirits, these rose!
Strong little sucker then 😉
Great photo and poem
Thanks Alistair! It is good to see resilience in the life around us – it gives us hope!
Thanks Alastair! It is good to see resilience in the life around us – it gives us hope!
Yes it does 🙂
I love the angle of this photo and how you ended this poem! It’s a feel good one for sure.
Blessings ~ Wendy
Thank you Wendy!
WOW, Melody, wow! I vow to be a rose today and Rise (“Arise, and Shine–Give God the Glory, Glory…” do you know that song?) However, it may take an hour or so before I’m “shining”–ha ha
Hey – haven’t heard that song for YEARS… guess I still haven’t heard it, technically. Although, it is stuck in my head now. 🙂 You already are a rose of this calibre, dincha know? 🙂
Thank you, my dear. Earlier this week, I was in the laundry–and the song, “His Name Is Wonderful” started playing in my head; then the other day, I was walking into Safeway, and it was another church song (I’ve forgotten it now–they come and go like a radio!). Today, I’m thinking God is joking with me, about the “Arise and Shine” one–it’s 4:20, and I’m still not shining! I wonder if the flu and Shingles shots I got yesterday have made me kinda puke-ish? Oh well–
They sure could be – I always seem to react at first, too, and have a few ‘off’ days after those shots…
Oh good, then I have permission to take it easy, eh? Tonight’s dinner will be oatmeal and yogurt–lying on the couch watching my boys (bull riders). I did get the dishes done, so I haven’t loafed ALL day.
Just don’t get too cowgirl and chuck your oatmeal when your boys get rowdy! 🙂
The bulls were definitely rowdy tonight–flying leaps, and then running over the boys in the dirt. I’m getting ready to write my PBR Finals–World Championship (Oct 24-28) post–it contains a testimony, of sorts…
I never can be prepared for the number of literary vehicles at your disposal… 🙂
I last through the winter…At least that’s what my parents thought when they named me 😉
*giggle* I guess you are one of the elite, then! 🙂
The pink is so precious and how they rose .. .another great Melody lesson for us! Thank you!
You’re welcome! 🙂