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Thread #6045   Message #2700298
Posted By: Jim Dixon
14-Aug-09 - 01:48 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Give Me the Roses While I Live
Subject: Lyr Add: SAY IT NOW (Gary W. Smith)
From Life Changing Thoughts by Gary W. Smith (Bloomington, Ind.: AuthorHouse, 2009), page 360:


I'd rather have one little rose now from the garden of a friend
Than to have the choicest flowers when my stay on earth must end.

I'd rather have a pleasant word now, in kindness said to me,
Than flattery when my heart is still and my life has ceased to be.

I'd rather have a loving smile now from friends I know are true
Than tears shed round my casket when this world bids me adieu.

Bring me all your flowers today, whether pink, white, or red.
I'd rather have one blossom now than a truckload when I'm dead.