An afghan for Mary Rose


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I made an afghan as trade for being taught a special gift. A way of helping others and connecting with the devine. This poem is a way of showing my graditude, because she helped me with so much!

An afghan for Mary Rose


This is how the story goes.

She taught me with love and care

To use a gift I was unaware.

Each day we met at her home,

She welcomed me with open arms.

A hug was always the way we would start,

Each day was one of caring and sharing from the heart.

Mary Rose is such a sweet soul,

It was easy to listen to all I was told.

Each lesson taught would fill me with awe.

Each question answered with the kindest of words.

They were never treated as if they were absurd.

She not only shared the secrets of Reiki,

For in many ways she has helped set me free.

She talked with me in trying times,

Helped me sort out what was running through my mind.

Never did she say a word that was unkind.

Even when a strong point needed to be made,

She spoke the words in the softest of ways.

The messages came through to me as clear as can be,

What a wonderful teacher she came to be.


So an afghan I made for Mary Rose,

Sage Mary is the name by which it goes.

I think the angels sent these fibers our way.

The colors were meant for her in such a special way.

These fibers were twisted with love and care,

 For one who is so willing to open and share.

So my many thanks to you Mary Rose,

May this small token keep you warm from your head to your toes.

To show my thanks for your kindness and

More important your open mindedness.

I have learned so much it’s easy to say,

That each moment we shared was special to me.

And what a true friend I have found you to be.



With much gratitude for your love and kindness,

from your friend Beth

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kochab commented on An afghan for Mary Rose


A sweet work for what sounds to be an even sweeter woman. Thanks for posting it, I enjoyed reading.

Mandi commented on An afghan for Mary Rose


It would truly be an honor and a privilege to have someone to write or dedicate a poem to you



Mary Rose actually said "I am so honored that you wrote that for me". She is very spiritual and uses that word often. Thank you so much for reading.

Teardrops commented on An afghan for Mary Rose


Friendship is a gift few find in life and you did how wonderful and luck you are



Thank you for reading and commenting. I am lucky to have found her

redbloodink commented on An afghan for Mary Rose


Freindship like that is awesome Mommy....... This is a great tribute to your friend..... many blessings ..... Red



Thank you Red. I'm sure that she will love it.

lonewolf commented on An afghan for Mary Rose


i really like this. sharing moments with special friends is priceless. it reminds me of friends i hold close to my heart. tremendous write



Thank you Lone. That was very kind.

Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.