You Rose

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,

you rose.

Some undefinable quality

in your genetics

bred tenacity,

endurance,

courage.

While others toppled,

splintered,

faltered,

failed –

you rose.

*

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!  

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20 comments on “You Rose

  1. Alastair says:

    Strong little sucker then 😉

    Great photo and poem

  2. I love the angle of this photo and how you ended this poem! It’s a feel good one for sure.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  3. Caddo Veil says:

    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

    • melodylowes says:

      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? 🙂

      • Caddo Veil says:

        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–

      • melodylowes says:

        They sure could be – I always seem to react at first, too, and have a few ‘off’ days after those shots…

      • Caddo Veil says:

        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.

      • melodylowes says:

        Just don’t get too cowgirl and chuck your oatmeal when your boys get rowdy! 🙂

      • Caddo Veil says:

        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…

      • melodylowes says:

        I never can be prepared for the number of literary vehicles at your disposal… 🙂

  4. RoSy says:

    I last through the winter…At least that’s what my parents thought when they named me 😉

  5. Debbie says:

    The pink is so precious and how they rose .. .another great Melody lesson for us! Thank you!

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