Poem: The Lace Dress

The lace dress lay so softly on the bed.
My friend has gone away and left it there.
That she should leave it lying there outspread,
was no surprise for it had seen much wear.

It fit her well and served her faithfully,
In happy days and seasons filled with care.
Her child and then her grandchild at her knee,
clung to it’s folds and found a comfort there.

My friend’s lace dress lay softly on the bed.
A favored gift which she at last outgrew,
and cast aside, so that she might instead,
refresh herself and put on something new.

In loving memory of Juliana (Schatzi) Olkowski , December 12, 1912 – June 30, 1994

About Louis William Rose

“I am an advocate for Liberty. What I do for Liberty I do not do for profit or fame. I seek no office other than the office of parliamentarian, and no reward other than for myself and my fellow men and women to live in a free country.” Louis William Rose is a lifelong student of parliamentary procedure and political process. He has served as parliamentarian for various organizations. A political philosopher, poet, singer, and writer, his articles have been published on-line and in pro-liberty papers in Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, and Montana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Florida, graduating summa cum laude in 2004, with an additional two years of graduate work in political philosophy. Mr. Rose is an outspoken supporter of the basic rights of man, especially freedom of speech, association, religion, individual rights to personal defense and property, and of republican, constitutional forms of government. He is married to the lovely Jamy Sue Rose, an award winning nature photographer and a Florida Master Naturalist and guide. He has two sons, Edward, a hydroponic farmer in the panhandle of Florida, and Alexander, a successful real estate developer.
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