As my mind came to consciousness
and the dream of you drifted away,
I found a red rose dying alone
where your memory lay yesterday.
You were all that Love desired
every want, wish and more.
You burned my inward fire
burning a hole I can not ignore.
I long for the touch of your hand.
The sound of your sweet song.
I hear the slam of the door.
You and your Love are now gone.
So I lay by the dying red rose
knowing it needs company.
The red rose and I lay alone
caressing each other tenderly.