Treasure Island

Philo Yan

(Malaysia)

50th Birthday and A Rose by any other name......


Version One
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A Rose is not a Rose without the thorns,

You have a full life and share of thorns,

The beauty of a rose will fade in time,

Beauty may fade but wisdom matures like wine.
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Version Two
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A Rose by any other name,

Would just sound so tame.

Such beauty is the Rose,

Even with thorns, it shows.


Another year has passed

You have passed your test

A clean bill of health

is important than wealth.

For when you have your health

You can then build your wealth!

Submitted: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Edited: Sunday, October 14, 2012

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These poems accompanied my drawing of a pink and peach rose and green leafs in full bloom. The petals are sprinkled with many droplets of water.

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Thanks for looking and Have An AweSome Day!

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