Let’s go with my third prompt for  Memorial Day Weekend …

Ariel's wedding roses
My wedding roses

Today’s prompt – “rosētum – Garden of roses” – So many roses get planted in memory of those we lost … or to mark their graves.

My own hubby – an ex-marine, was cremated – and as I had promised him many times – his ashes were sprinkled into my flower beds. So when my wedding roses bloom, he is literally a part of them – his own version of reincarnation. And they just opened up this weekend.

My sample is a challenge piece I was given few years ago – to write a memorial poem about myself  – but with a twist. Which resulted in “Green Rain on White Rain“…

Green Rain on White Rain by Ariel

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