Wednesday, December 21, 2016

THE CHRISTMAS ROSE-A Poem I Wrote For Christmas

There is a legend old as time 
about the Christmas Rose,
If you've not heard it e'er before~
this is how it goes.

The night sky glowed quite splendidly,
and the girl could see a Star.
It brightly shone upon the land 
and beckoned from afar.

She left her door step quietly 
without a backward glance,
She knew that she must follow it
and take the risk-the chance.

She had heard the shepherds talking 
about the child so near,
That would change the world forever-
that could comfort every fear.

She watched behind a hillock 
as the Magi took their place, 
With their gifts of myrrh & frankincense
& gold in a fine case.

She wanted such a special gift 
for this baby oh-so-dear,
But she was poor, had nothing, 
and she cried a silent tear.

She quickly searched the countryside~ 
a flower was her thought,
But the winter was cold 
& damp & mean-
no flower to be sought.

She earnestly began to weep 
and softly shed each tear,
While an angel watched & marveled 
at the love she held so dear.

"Why are you crying, my child?" she asked 
as she met her on the ground 
"I long to give something to this child
- but nothing have I found."

The angel touched her tears 
where they lay upon the earth,
And a Rose sprung up beneath them-
a green & silent birth.

Now go and give your roses, child,
your gift of heart & tear,
And the Savior child will bless you 
& comfort you, my dear.

She gently picked the roses 
and took them to the place,
Where the baby lay in splendor
in His lowly birthing space.

She stared upon his countenance-
this ragged, humble child,
And He turned his little face up 
and looked at her & smiled.

Yes! That's the story of the Christmas Rose-
it's been heard by many ears,
But the Blessing it brings at Christmas time 
will carry us through the years.
~©Diana Kosmoski~
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Jettie said...

Beautiful, that should go on cards.

Chatty Crone said...

Wow - very sweet - what a nice story. Good job.

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

You have many talents. That is a beautiful poem!

Launna said...

Diana, this is very sweet and touching... such a well written and thoughtful poem... I love it <3 <3

Jan said...


Kay G. said...

I love this, Diana, it is beautiful. God bless you at Christmas and every day.
You bring such joy to people, Jesus smiles on you always! xx

Linda said...


Pam Kessler said...

You are amazing :) That was beautiful!

Susie said...

Diana, Your poem is beautiful. You are very good at poetry. Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas. xoxo, Susie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! You really are amazing! Merry Christmas blessings to you and your precious family. Hugs, Diane

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It's just beautiful!! :)

Now you need a songwriter; it's that good!

Kathleen Grace said...

This is beautiful! Merry Christmas Diana :)

Amy Chalmers said...

Wow what a beautiful poem. You are so talented.

Red Rose Alley said...

Just one question, will you write my book, the story of my life? (half joking, half not). ;) That was so beautiful, and you have made tears come from my eyes. What better gift to give Jesus than a rose and our love?


Simply LKJ said...

Beautiful Diana!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful, Diana!

LV said...

You are one of the most talented and versatile ladies ever. Wish they had shared some of it with me. However, in my younger days, I entered a poem contest and won. Never pursued it any further. May you and family have a very healthy and happy holiday. Enjoy the little ones while they are little. Thanks for taking the time to drop by my place now and then. Merry Christmas!

Wild Oak Designs said...

How talented you are!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Diana, that was so beautiful! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! :)

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Very endearing Diana. Merry Christmas wishes to you and yours and a New Year filled with love.

Karen said...

Your poem is very beautiful. I believe God does see our tears and the desires of our hearts. Merry Christmas.

living from glory to glory said...

Beautiful and very touching...
A Christmas Rose, made from a tear that was tender and genuine🌹

Beemie said...

So lovely and touching, Merry Christmas.

Junkchiccottage said...

Well written from your creative heart. Your magic with words is a precious gift to share with all of us. Thank you sweet friend.
Loved this very much.
Merry Christmas,

Pom Pom said...

A lovely poem, D!
I hope your Christmas celebrations are perking along!

Celestina Marie said...

Beautiful poem Diana. Love it and the sweet story. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas filled with many blessings in the new year. xo

amazingsusan said...

I LOVE IT! My kind of rhyming poetry - brava Diana <3

Donna said...

Diana, a beautiful poem from a beautiful lady...very sweet.. xoxo

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

So lovely Diana. Merry Christmas, my friend. xo ♥

Rose L said...

Lovely! Merry Christmas dear heart!

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

I just read this to my husband and son. You have a wonderful talent for writing Diana! Thanks so much for blessing us with your beautiful words. Merry Christmas 😊

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

What a sweet are such a good writer and I struggle with it so? Sweet cheeks is just beyond adorable!!!!! Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Christmas

Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home} said...

So beautiful, Diana! Best to you and yours this Christmas. xoKathlaan

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

A beautiful poem from the heart of a beautiful woman of God! Christmas blessings to you! xoxo

Missy George said...

So is the author..You are a lady of many talents and a huge heart...Have a Merry Christmas and all the best in 2017

Melanie said...

How beautiful, Diana!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Lovely poem, Diana. I agree with AnnMarie. You are a beautiful woman of God. May you and your hero enjoy the merriest of Christmases this year. xo