A rose grew by the garden path,

A child took a sniff, ran away with a laugh.

A short time later, a man walked by,

Smelled the rose and made a pleasant sigh.


Now, I’ll ask a question, if I may.

If the rose were sniffed by a hundred noses,

Would the rose lose its fragrance by the end of the day?


So, what is my lesson from the rose?

Jesus’ love suffers no loss,

No matter the number who partake at the cross.



About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. dawnlizjones says:

    may I post this one on my “Not My Poetry” site also??

  2. Faye says:

    Beautiful thought and poem. Will take it as my image for today. Thank you.

  3. xaranahara says:

    Very clever. Excellent rhythm and rhyme scheme as well.

  4. shoreacres says:

    It’s the old wisdom about the pie, isn’t it? Some people seem to think that the only way to share a pie among increasing numbers of people is to offer smaller and smaller pieces. Others, more wise, say, “Bake a bigger pie.”

    • oneta hayes says:

      Scorecards, thanks for this comment. That is a wise admonition I had never heard and regrettably never considered. In what ways can I enlarge my pie? I’m putting this question in my oven for some baking.

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