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MOMMA'S ROSE
MOMMA'S ROSE

ONE DAY I SAW MY MOMMA CRYIN' BIBLE IN HER HAND
I ASKED HER, WHY THE TEARDROPS...SHE SAID, YOU WON'T UNDERSTAND
MY MOMMA WAS THE STRONGEST LADY, YOU COULD EVER MEET
BUT WHEN IT CAME TO HER GOD AND BIBLE, SHE WAS VERY MEEK.
YES, HER TEARDROPS FELL AND LANDED ON A DRY AND  WITHERED ROSE
WHERE THE FLOWER CAME FROM...SHE AND JESUS KNOWS
BUT I THINK IT MUST HAVE COME FROM DADDY'S FLOWERS UPON HIS GRAVE
FOR SHE GAVE TO ME A PEDAL FOR MY BIBLE, I COULD SAVE.
THE ROSE SHE SAID WOULD HELP ME TO RMEMBER WHAT HE TAUGHT
'BOUT THE LOVING KINDNESS OF HIS JESUS AND HOW HE PAID THE COST
IT WAS ON MOUNT CALVARY HE SUFFERED, TOOK MY SINS AWAY
AND DADDY TAUGHT ME WE COULD BE TOGETHER SOME SWEET DAY.
YES, MY DADDYS NOW WITH JESUS, WALKING HEAVEN'S GOLDEN SHORE
AND MY MOMMA SITS AND READS HER BIBLE, AND HER TEARDROPS FLOW
THEY FALL BETWEEN THE PAGES OF THE WORN AND TATTERED BOOK
AND THEY REST UPON THE ROSE THAT PRESSED, A MARKER FOR THAT BOOK'
YES HER TEARDROPS FELL AND LANDED ON A DRY AND WITHERED ROSE
WHERE THE FLOWER CAME FROM ONLY SHE AND JESUS KNOWS
BUT I THINK IT MUST HAVE COME FROM DADDY'S FLOWERS UPON HIS GRAVE
FOR SHE GAVE TO ME A PETAL FOR MY BIBLE, I COULD SAVE.

POEM BY: ~ JENE' LIND ~
8-21-01
SONG: A ROSE IN A BIBLE
ARTIST: VERN JACKSON
PAGE OWNED BY:
THOMAS HARDY
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