IF I HAD WINGS LIKE AN EAGLE
A DOZEN ROSES
I got a dozen roses, from a friend the other day.
But now I have but one rose left, for I gave them all away
I gave one to my sister, who to me is very dear,
In hopes that it will bring to her, a little floral cheer.
I took one to a friend, who's not feeling very well.
The flower or the visit...which helped more I could not tell
One went to a friend I haven't known for very long
She struggles, so in some small way I hope it helps her carry on
The rest went to the ones who've helped me in so many ways
They have been a cheerful presenece on my dreary days
The roses were so pretty, I just could not keep them all
Except one single bud, standing beautiful and tall
My friend gave me the flowers, to help brighten up my day
But the biggest joy I received was giving them away