Roses For Ruth
Kisses are too saccharine;
by Grace Moore Kimata
They will not do.
And so for all the joys we've shared
I bring instead
Roses for you.
A single rose for every single joy
Would fill your arms and more
And I can never give you quite enough
To even up the score.
And so for all your boundless love
And endless loyalty
I hope you will accept these very few
For you, with love, from me.