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Random Poem:

Worth More Than Twenty-One Roses
JoelJosol

The flower vendor called up today,
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asking for my order of twenty-one roses,
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one rose for each year.
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The first rose came with a promise
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of longevity in its long, deep green stalk-
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my simple, unadorned vow.
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I learned to evade the thorns of life
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while I held you, my red rose, sprinkled
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with little white flowers,like children and mother.
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We were bound together like a bouquet
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of twenty-one roses, artfully hiding
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the complexities and compromises of our lives.
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Twenty-one years is a long journey
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from 'I do' to I still do,
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our very own endurance race.
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You went from lovely to lovelier.
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I will join you to loveliest with this hand
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and eyes for you to hold and behold.
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I thanked the vendor for remembering:
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our twenty-one years is worth
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more than twenty-one roses.
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