February 12, 1999

344. Today's Roses

It was January 29th,
       The day you asked me,
              "What are these for?"
They were three red roses
       Fully bloomed, petals outstretched
              For all the world to see.
My darling princess,
       With your very question,
              You gave the answer as well.
For, it was not your birthday,
       not Valentine's Day
       not our anniversary,
       no day of any further significance
              Than another joyous day of life
                                                       spent with you.
So, what were the roses for?
       Simply to say to you, it's January 29th,
              One more joyous day in my life
              I want to live with you......