The day was cold and windy
I had come to say good-bye
Together for such a little while
Leaving me to wonder why

The room was filled with flowers
From others who loved him too
I placed a yellow rose in his hand
Without him, what would I do

The soloist sang his favorite songs
And the minister spoke highly of him
Feeling as if I were in a trance
The life before me looking grim

Many veterans came to honor him
They gave a twenty-one gun salute
He was proud to have served our country
His allegiance always absolute

The military ceremony completed
The folded flag placed in my care
My hands shaking as I accepted it
Knowing he was no longer there

On that tearful day in winter
When it was time for me to go
I left my love beneath the ground
And our roses in the snow

Kathleen McCoy Eldridge©
June 25, 2007
All Rights Reserved

Royalty Free Photo courtesy of StockStash

"When The Snow Is On The Roses"
Sequenced by Jack Hall
The Corner Lounge

Snow Effect by Kurt Grigg
Courtesy of Dynamic Drive