He Sent Her Roses
As heard on the good stuff with Jim Thompson
Each  year he sent her  roses,
And  the note would always  say,
I  love you even more  this  year,
Than  last year on this  day.
My  love for you will  always  grow,
With  every passing  year.'

She  knew this was the last  time
That  the roses would  appear.
She  thought, he ordered  roses
In  advance before this  day.
Her  loving husband did  not  know,
That  he would pass  away.

He  always liked  to do things  early,
Way  before the  time.
Then,  if he got too  busy,
Everything  would work out  fine.
She  trimmed the stems  and
Placed  them in a very  special  vase.
 Then,  sat the vase  beside
The  portrait of his  smiling  face.
She  would sit for  hours,
In  her husband's  favorite  chair.
While  staring at his  picture,
And  the roses sitting  there.
 A  year went by, and it  was
To  live without her  mate..
With  loneliness and  solitude,
That  had become her  fate.
 Then,  the very  hour,
The  doorbell rang, and  there
Were  roses sitting by her  door.
 She  brought the roses  in,
And  then just looked at them  in  shock..
Then,  went to get the  telephone,
To  call the florist  shop.

The  owner answered, and she  asked  him,
If  he would explain, Why  would  someone
do  this to her, causing her  such  pain?
 'I  know your husband  passed  away,
More  than a year  ago,'
The  owner  said, 'I  knew you'd call, and you  would want to  know.'

The  flowers you received  today,
Were  paid for in  advance.
Your  husband always planned  ahead,
He  left nothing at all to  chance.

There  is a standing  order,
That  I have on file down  here,
And  he has paid, well  in  advance,
You'll  get them every  year

There  also is another  thing,
That  I think you should  know,
He  wrote a special little  card...he did this years  ago.
Then,  should ever I find out  that he's no longer  here,
that's  the card that should  be sent to you the  following year.

She  thanked him and hung up  the phone, her tears now  flowing hard.
Her  fingers shaking,  As  she slowly reached to get the  card.

Inside  the card, she saw  that he
Had  written her a  note...
Then,  as she stared in  total  silence,
This  is what he  wrote..

Hello  my love, I know it's  been a  year Since  I've been  gone....
I  hope it hasn't been too  hard for you  to overcome.
I  know it must be  lonely,
And  the pain is very  real.
For  if it  was the  other way,
I  know how I would  feel.

The  love we shared  made  everything So  beautiful in  life.
I  loved you more than words  can  say, You  were the perfect  wife.

You  were my friend and  lover,
You  fulfilled my every  need.
I  know it's only been a  year,
But  please try not to  grieve..
I  want you to be  happy,
Even  when you shed your  tears.
 That  is why the roses will  be sent to you for  years

When  you get these  roses,

Think  of all the happiness  that we had  together,
And  how both of us  were  blessed.
I  have always loved you  and
I  know I always  will.
But,  my love, you must go  on,
You  have some living  still.

Please...try  to find  happiness,
While  living out your  days.
I  know it is not  easy,
But  I hope you find some  ways.

The  roses will come every  year,
And  they will only  stop,
When  your door's not  answered,
When  the florist stops to  knock.

He  will come five times  that  day,
In  case! You have gone  out.
But  after his last  visit,
He  will know without a  doubt!
To  take the roses to  the  place,
Where  I've instructed  him
And  place the roses where  we  are,
Together  once  again.

Sometimes  in life, you find  a special  friend;

Someone  who changes your  life
Just  by being part of  it.
Someone  who makes  you  laugh
Until  you can't  stop;
Someone  who makes you  believe
That  there really is good in  the  world.
Someone  who convinces  you
That  there really is an  unlocked  door
Just waiting  for you to open  it.

This  is Forever  Friendship.