Ribbons of Roses

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
As an adopted child, I had many questions. Recently I found the woman I remember being my birth mother. She mailed me a hair item that was in my hair when my biological mother dropped me off at their home. for a few years her husband and her raised us. The state took me and she kept the hair item, I wrote this poem about the feelings of holding the hair piece after 25 years....

Submitted: April 21, 2010

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Bound to yellow teddy bear paper.

Maroon roses with white ribbon.

The note written there said so much with so little.

Ribbons that held tears from a broken mother's heart.


Twenty five years hidden in a box for jewels.

Forgotten is the pain of lost dreams.

Tears flow, as her once little girl reads.


Written in a language from mother to daughter.

Are rationalities telling her why the ribbons of roses meant so much.

Separated by nightmares, brought back together by love.


Out of all the precious jewels in that box,

Nothing held value... .....


Like those Ribbons of Roses... ....


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