Sunday, January 22, 2006

The Rose and The Clock of life.

Some say love, lt is a river that drowns the tender reed. Some say love, it is a razor that leaves your soul to bleed, Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need. I say love, it is a flower, and you it’s only seed. It’s the heart, afraid of breaking, that never learns to dance. It’s the dream, afraid of waking, that never takes a chance. It’s the one who won’t be taken, who cannot seem to give. And the soul, afraid of dyin’, that never learns to live. When the night has been too lonely, and the road has been too long, And you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong, Just remember in the winter far beneath the bitter snows, Lies the seed, that with the sun’s love, in the spring becomes The Rose. Words by Amanda McBroom. Sung by Bette Midler. The Clock of Life. The clock of life is wound but once, And no man has the power To tell just when the hands will stop At a late or early hour. Th lose one’s wealth is sad indeed, To lose one’s health is more, To lose one’s soul is such a loss That no man can restore. The present only is our own, So Live, Love, toil with a will –- Place no faith in Tomorrow --- For the clock may then be still. Robert H. Smith.


Peter said...

Hi Merle, I've always liked the rose, never heard the other one.

bubba said...

I like it very much.

JunieRose2005 said...

Merle, I like
"The Clock of Life'


'The Rose' too.
I love the song sung by Bette Midler


mreddie said...

Have been attached to "The Rose" from the first time I heard it. It draws such a vivid picture in my mind. ec

Big Dave T said...

This poem and song together remind me of a neighborhood kid. He was the only one of our sorry gang to hit it big as a celebrity. He was a dancer in a movie starring Bette Midler. But then his life came to a tragic end (murder suspected) just a couple months ago.

So, as the poem says, live for today.

Merle said...

Hi Folks ~~ Glad you liked The Rose and The Clock of Life.
We should all live for today as it may be all we have.
Julie goes home today and is well
but the pathology is yet to come.
Drs are saying borderline!!!