Ode to Jilliana

You are a travelling rose
When you are preparing
To search the world for adventure

You are like a flower in bud
When you are travelling
The petals spread out and blossom

Your heart is in the right place
It does not matter
If your friend is poor
You see the richness in a person

There is no barrier you keep closed
Unless someone is careless with your feelings
You shut your petals
And retain the thorns
To protect your beauty

In your mind the world is a place to share
To care and be fair
You have no time for stragglers
Just creative creatures

Well my friend I am glad to still be with you in your world

Susi Oddball
At Jilliana’s 70th birthday Salon 25.1.15