Thursday, December 24, 2020


I know many of my followers

came along after I wrote 

this poem several years ago.

I thought I would post it.

I wrote this in just a few minute's time

as I saw the picture of this rose.

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~

I know everyone has their own beliefs
and I respect that.
If nothing else, just enjoy it 
for the beauty of the moment.

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Red Rose Alley said...

Merry Christmas to you, dear friend. Thank you for your blog friendship for so many years. You were one of my first blog friends, and I will forever remember that. A Christmas Rose covered in there anything prettier? Peace and Joy be with you at Christmas and always.

love, ~me

CHERI said...

This is absolutely beautiful and brought tears to my eyes. You are such a lovely and gifted writer; God sure has blessed you in that way. The poem helps also to remind me to be thankful for all I have and how I need to share with others. THANK YOU. Wishing you and yours a most beautiful Christmas, and asking the Lord to bless us ALL in 2021.

Louca por porcelana said...

So beautiful!The reason of the season...Your posts always make me smile!Merry Christmas!

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Lovely, my Dear...

And why can't all, even with differing beliefs, enjoy the sweetness and beauty, of these words?

We can...

Gentle hugs,
and Wishes for a Peaceful
Eve of Christmas,
and Christmas Day,
to you and yours...


Diana how wonderful! Your poem gives me cold chills. Thank you for sharing. You dear friend are so talented and genuinely such a good person.
XOXO Dolly

bobbie said...

Hugs to you and yours, dear lady ~

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Just lovely, Diana! I hope you and your husband have a great Christmas!

Latane Barton said...

Merry Christmas to you, Dianna. That's a wonderful poem, so right for us at this season. God bless, dear friend.

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Beautiful poem! Merry Christmas! Hugs!

jack69 said...

Oh my, what a well written poem. Definitely Hallmark Christmas Card quality. Loved it and THANKS, it did bring a tear. I am so glad you re-published it, I had never read it.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU and YOurs. You have brightened out day.
Love ya
Sherry & jack

John's Island said...

Hi Diana, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. John

Rain said...

Beautiful, very beautiful Diana! xx Enjoy your holidays and have a glass of cheer for me too! (I'll have one for you!) ;) xx

Terri D said...

That is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us. I wish you and yours a very wonderful Christmas celebration and all of us a blessed new year! xo

Doris said...

Just beautiful, Diana! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Sandra said...

Merry Christmas, it is perfect

SImple and Serene Living said...

Beautiful sweet friend.

Nil @ The Little House by the Lake said...

It's a beautiful poem.

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Diana!

Susie said...

Diana, I love this poem. You are very good. I am praying for you and your family to have a Merry Christmas and a much better New Year. Stay strong and safe my sweet friend. Blessings always, xoxo, Love, Susie

bill burke said...

Beautiful poem, Diana.
Have a peaceful, safe and merry Christmas.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

So beautiful and touching. Merry Christmas sweet friend. I am wishing the very best for you and your dear family. xoxo

Ginny Hartzler said...

You are very talented!! I hope you have a wonderful evening and day! Merry Christmas!

happyone said...

That was a wonderful poem that you wrote. Thanks for sharing it again because I had not read it before.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Donna said...

Beautiful poem! Happy Christmas to you and John. Praying for a better 2021. xoxo

Tom said...

...enjoy a healthy and Joyous Christmas.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

That is so beautiful, Diana! I think it's perfect. What a wonderful gift...both the Christmas Rose, and your ability to put this into words so beautifully written. Merry Christmas dear friend!

Rose L said...

Lovely! I remember this!

Junkchiccottage said...

Just perfect and beautiful. Merry Christmas Sweet Friend.

Our Hopeful Home said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! Such a beautiful poem you talented lady:) xo Kathleen

Janie Junebug said...

Your poem is lovely, dear one.


Bless said...

What a beautiful poem, Diana! Thank you for sharing it with us. I wish you and yours a very Blessed Christmas!

Ann said...

What a beautiful poem that is. Have a very Merry Christmas

Shari Burke said...

What a lovely poem! Have a wonderful day.

Laurie said...

So beautifully written, Merry Christmas to you and your family,

Cecilia said...

Merry Christmas and many blessings for the coming year, Diana! I enjoyed your poem - so touching.
Hugs, Cecilia

Brenda Pruitt said...

You're such a gifted writer. I'm not religious, but found the poem quite beautiful! Merry Christmas!

camp and cottage living said...

This beautiful poem would be perfect for a Christmas card, Diana!
Merry Christmas and The Lords blessing to you, John & your sweet family. Thank you for your thoughtful birthday greetings today. You never forget!

Rita C at Panoply said...

Merry Christmas, Diana!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

THANK YOU! for sharing that beautiful poem. I assays like to thing God gives us memories so that we may have roses in December too. Marry Christmas !

Jenny the Pirate said...

Very beautiful, Diana. Thank God for the unspeakable gift of His only Son. xoxo

Debbie Nolan said...

Diana this is beautiful. I had never read your poem before. God bless you for sharing it once again. Hope you had a beautiful Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year. Hugs

Jeanie said...

Your poem is beautiful, Diana. I don't remember it from other years nor did I know the legend. I love it. I hope your holidays were merry and bright and that the celebration continues.

Pam said...

What a beautiful poem and thank you so much for sharing.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Diana ~ that was beautiful! May 2021 be a better year for all of us. I look forward to reading more from you in the coming year. Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

John's Island said...

Hi Diana, I could not resist a second comment. :-) The story of the Christmas Rose is wonderful. Thanks for sharing, Diana. Happy New Year to you and yours. John

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely :)

All the best Jan

Sally said...

So beautiful; almost had me in tears.

I'm wishing y'all a Happy New Year hoping
it will be better than the last.


Ricki Treleaven said...

Aw....this is so sweet! You are so talented. I love this sweet story!
I am still celebrating Christmas and we will through the fifth! And then 12th Night is the 6th!!! Epiphany is the start of king cake season!!!

Katie Isabella said...

This was precious and dear and I will print it to enjoy other times in the year. XX