100 Rose Petals – Love, Sex & Poetry

image100 Rose Petals – Love, Sex & Poetry
By: Linda A. Long

100
Rose petals
Connect my heart
To yours
Red passion petals
I lay
As a trail
For you to
Follow to me
100
Rose petals
To bring
Your heart
To mine
100
Rose petals
The scent softly
Sways in the breeze
Sweet smell
Of love and peace
Floats from me to you
Whispering in your ear
“My heart Is yours”
100
Rose Petals
I weave
Tenderly
Around your heart
And pull you
Slowly
To me
Gingerly reminding you
Love waits for you
100
Rose petals
Spun by cupid
Around my naked waist
Shooting out of my nipples
Pointing their arrow
Through your heart
Saying boldly
I love you
Whispered in the breeze
Written on a petal
I love you
100
Rose petals
Tell the story
Of my heart
They openly bare
My soul
To you
The keeper of my desire
Follow the path
I lined
With Rose petals
Breathe deeply
Love is yours
I’m Yours
100
Rose petals
Written in verse
Poems
Of love
Dripping of sex
The poetry
Of my
Red passion
love for you
100
Rose Petals
Poems
Love, Sex & Poetry
Written from
My heart
To yours
A collection of
Love poems
Follow the path
Of
100
Rose petals
Leading you
To Love
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“The Rose”
Jindra Noewi

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My Novena Rose Prayer

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My Novena Rose Prayer
O Little Therese of the Child
of Jesus, please pick for me a rose
from the heavenly gardens and
send it to me as a message of love.

O Little Flower of Jesus, ask
God today to grant the favors I
Now place with confidence in
your hands…

(Mention specific requests –  Today I ask for healing for a friend. My head is still reeling from the news that they have a rare cancer and need surgery. They have a strong body and mind. So, I feel there can be no other outcome but a full recovery and healing. Please give strength to them and their family and caregivers as they set out of fight this battle. I ask you give the surgeons skill and knowledge to give them excellent care. I ask you to give me wisdom so I know what to say, how to help and what to do for them in the coming weeks. Lastly, I ask that you recognize this person is just pure goodness. They are one of the good ones. Bless them with healing.)

St. Therese, help me to always
believe as you did, in God’s great
love for me, so that I might
imitate your “Little Way” each day.

Amen

Last night I was given some really bad news. I hardly slept and I woke up heavy hearted. I am still in shock. I am worried and extremely sad that a friend I love deeply is seriously ill. I called my Mother this morning as she always has a way of helping me gain perspective. But, neither one of us could come up with anything comforting regarding this news. So, we just told each other we loved each other and hung up. Sometimes that’s all you can really say or do. 

My friend is really quite special. I’ve learned a lot from her. And, she’s been an amazing friend to me in the last few years. So many of my friends couldn’t handle when I walked away from my life a couple years ago. I learned many of them were just drinking buddies. My “real” friend list is much smaller now since I changed my life. But, the friends I have are true and deep. She stuck by me and went on the whole ride with me. When I didn’t drink, she didn’t drink. If I didn’t want to go to a bar, she didn’t go to bar. She walked with me. She went to the beach with me. I even got her to try Yoga. And, mostly, she listened to me. Friends don’t get much better than that and I am extremely grateful to have her in my life. That is why I am so shaken up by this news.  I don’t want to see her suffer or go through the surgery or treatments. She doesn’t deserve it. If I could take her place, I would gladly.   

I am kind of standoffish with people at first. I usually keep to myself. I have to warm up to people before I am comfortable with them. But, once someone is in my heart and part of my life, my heart beats with theirs. Once I adjust to this news, I will focus only on sending her good healing thoughts and positive energy.

The only way I know how to deal with things like this is to pray. I am posting this prayer on my blog because I believe in praying boldly. If anyone reading this could also offer a prayer for my friend, I would deeply appreciate it.

Prayer Retrieved from www.littleflower.org

I Will Let Fall A Shower Of Roses


St. Therese and the Shower of Roses

www.littleflower.org

What did she (St. Therese)  mean by her “Shower of Roses”?

Experience has shown that St. Therese’s “shower of roses” is both figurative and actual. As she was dying in the convent infirmary, Therese could look out and see the rose bushes blossoming. She loved roses. She had thrown rose petals as a Child before the Blessed Sacrament. As she reflected on her quiet, hidden, and gentle life ending, she believed in faith that God had great things in store for her. She believed that her mission was only beginning as she entered the fullness of life with God. She explained: “After my death, I will let fall a shower of roses. I will spend my heaven doing good upon earth. I will raise up a mighty host of little saints. My mission is to make God loved…”

Shortly after her death, the rain of roses began. Sometimes roses literally appeared, and sometimes just the fragrance of them. Cures of painful and fatal diseases and many other miraculous experiences were attributed to her intercession. Sometimes people found inner peace and regained an inner warmth of spirit and confidence, by appealing to St. Therese. Many miracles and actions of St. Therese do not involve roses. More often than not, marvelous things happen in people’s lives as they ask for her heavenly intercession. The miracles, healings and inner peace come from the trust one places in God, not from any manifestation of roses. St. Therese lived in the dark night of the senses and spirit, with little consolation. Thus, the friends and followers of St. Therese expect no consolation of sighted roses that their prayers are being answered. Her “little way” is about child-like trust and gentle love. She is the great apostle of faith in God’s love, not simple reliance on physical signs. Jesus warned us, and Therese experienced that the desire for signs is a sign of weak faith. It is always important to remember that St. Therese did not experience extra-ordinary phenomena in her life. Her faith was refined and strengthened by God.

Roses are Therese’s signature. It is her way of whispering to those who need a sign that she has heard, and God is responding. Thousands of people have given witness to the way Therese responds to their petitions and prayers with grace and roses. The grace is more important than the roses. So many miracles have happened through the intercession of St. Therese without any roses appearing – usually the deep inner peace of accepting God’s will and seeing His loving plan and presence is the “rose” experienced. Sometimes the lack of a physical “rose signature” is an affirmation of a strong faith.

One does not pray for roses. Therese’s message is about simplicity and love in the ordinary events of life. Trust in Therese is important, and when she wills, roses or their fragrance may appear. The stories are remarkable how roses have shown up in the lives and experiences of people, especially in the darkest times. The ordinary and constant way these roses and graces have shown up in people’s experience is extraordinary. It is important to always maintain the rose of confidence that our All-Loving God hears and responds to our needs, according to the mysterious ways of His Love.

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My Prayer For You Today – St. Therese Lisieux


May today there be peace within.

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content knowing you are a child of God.

Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

It is there for each and every one of us.”
― Thérèse de Lisieux

 

 

For more information about St. Therese Lisieux and her “Shower of Roses”, please visit www.littleflower.org.

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