Ten Roses

For every tear you cry,
I cry a hundred thousand more,

I'll give you ten roses,
For everything you're fighting for.

The first will be a red rose,
For courage and for health,

The second a bright yellow rose,
For gaining all life's wealth,

The third will be a soft pink rose,
So you may be happy in love,

The fourth will be a white rose,
Brought by a turtledove,

The fifth will be an orange rose,
To give you back your fire,

The sixth will be a deep pink rose,
So you may have what you desire,

The seventh will be a coral rose,
To gain you many friends,

The eighth will be a purple rose,
To guide you through life's bends,

The ninth will be a pale yellow rose,
To give you hope to try,

The tenth will be a black rose,
So you can mourn me when I die.

I have to leave my dearest friend,
But may the roses last you til my end,

I'm sorry I could not say goodbye,
Though ten roses I leave by your side.

I leave you with a kiss,
Along with these rose flowers,

I know I will be missed,
But I pray the roses will give you power,

Power to go on my love,
Power to be strong,

Power to get over me,
And let your life carry on

by Ruth warren

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this poem is very deep it touched me so much that it brought tears to my eyes i never thought i would love a poem this much but i guess i was wrong definetly a ten
i lkie it, simply beautiful. good job. keep it up.
Absolutly beautiful! ! ! It left me breathless and touched me greatly. You should have also used the blue rose aswell. =)
I absolutely love this poem! it really touched me
I cannot think of words enough to describe how much I loved this poem. Exquisite, simply exquisite.
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