At today's Thanksgiving gathering, an extended family member handed me this piece she had written. I thought my friends here might appreciate it as well, so I got her permission to post it
"A Dozen Roses"
I got a dozen roses. From a friend the other day; But only have one left. For I gave them all away.
I gave one to my sister, Who to me is very dear. In hopes that it will bring her A little floral cheer.
I took one to a friend Who was not feeling well; The flower or the visit- Which helped more that I could tell.
One went to a friend who I haven't known for very long. She struggles in so many ways; I hope this helps her carry on.
The rest went to the ones, Who have helped me in so many ways They have been a cheerful presence On my dreary days.
The roses were so pretty I just couldn't keep them all, Except one bud standing Beautiful and tall My friend gave me these flowers To help Brighten my day, But the biggest joy I recieved Was giving them all away.