Tis Only A Rosebud

Kindness shown lasts forever, it is not like a rosebud that fades and dies. This poem, by Mary C. Ryan, expresses the importance of kind words and the impact they have on other people's lives. The one verse that stands out is the last one - her words, "Making life brighter to all whom you meet", are ones we should all follow!


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Tis Only A Rosebud
by Mary C. Ryan


'Tis only a rosebud, faded and dead!
But around it still fond memories cling.
In halls of pride its aroma was shed;
Once of its beauty a poet did sing

In numbers which flowed from heart unto heart.
And chords long silent vibrated once more;
Its glory defied the poet's loved art,
But soon its sweet bloom and triumph were o'er.

It drooped and withered, was ruthlessly thrown,
Anywhere! anywhere! out of the way.
In obscurity now, it lies unknown,
Even forgotten is its inspired lay.

But thus it is e'er: the joys we possess
Are cherished one moment, then flung away.
And the charms of youth, the world oft caress.
In age are forgot and left to decay.

So pick up the faded, castaway flower,
Tenderly list! as it sighs its last sigh.
For sweet it will be in death's darksome hour,
To feel and to know, some kind friend is nigh.

For kind words oft cheer the proud broken heart,
And raise the soul from gloom and despair,
To earth's dreary scenes bright visions impart;
Jewel above price is sympathy's tear.

Then weep with the sad and laugh with the gay,
Making life brighter to all whom you meet;
"Well done," will be said then to you some day,
"Enter into rest eternal and sweet."

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Quotes by Mary C. Ryan from her poem, Tis Only A Rosebud:

"Tis only a rosebud, faded and dead! But around it still fond memories cling."
Mary C Ryan
These words remind us while we may have lost something, or someone is no longer with us we always have the memory. And, rather than focus on what is no longer we should cherish the memory of what we had.


"For sweet it will be in death's darksome hour, to feel and to know, some kind friend is nigh."
Mary C Ryan
We all go through ups and downs in life, but it is always comforting to know that a friend is near during the difficult times we all experience. Appreciate your friends!


"For kind words oft cheer the proud broken heart, and raise the soul from gloom and despair,"
Mary C Ryan
Kind words can do so much, they have the power we do not even realize. We never know what another person is going through and our words can make a difference. The tone of our voice, the small gesture can have a positive impact on someone's life.



"Then weep with the sad and laugh with the gay, making life brighter to all whom you meet"
Mary C Ryan
Inspiring words! Those who are sad - show compassion, help them just by knowing you understand and care. And when all is going well, celebrate and be happy with others. Overall, if we can make life brighter for others the world will be a better place!



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