Do you remember, a year ago
You gave me a bright yellow rose?
It was adorned with morning dew
From your garden,fresh and new
On the day of the first anniversary
Of our friendship that looked so merry;
That yellow rose, I received with pure joy
Excited like a child with a shiny toy,
In a vase that was royal and exquisite,
I kept your rose, and devoured its sight.
Everyday, I used to sit by its side
Watching it with a secret pride
‘Cause I had the best Best friend
God could ever possibly lend.
But only ‘lend’ it was, what the Lord did
For by the tenth day the rose withered, and bid
Me a silent, woeful goodbye forever!
And to grieve my aching heart further
The Lord took back the prize he had lent me,
The very Lord who we hail for his mercy!
So, do you now remember that yellow rose,
That I held to my dear heart, very close?
You probably do, and I can see you smile
Up from the Lord’s heavenly isle,
As I finally come here to your last home
To gift you my rose of yellow chrome…
– Surya Ramachandran
Different roses have different meaning. While red rose stands for romantic love and passion, Yellow rose symbolizes friendship. White roses signifies tranquility, peace and spirituality. You might like my poem The White Rose , which is loosely based on the spiritual significance of white roses.
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