[100 words] I would rather have one little roseFrom the garden of a friend,Than to have the choicest flowersWhen my stay on earth must end. I would rather have a pleasant wordIn kindness said to me,Than flattery when my heart is still,And life has ceased to be. I would rather have a loving smileFrom friends I know are true,Than tears shed ‘round my casketWhen this world I’ve bid adieu. Bring me all your flowers today,Whether pink, or white, or red;I’d rather have one blossom now,Than a truckload when I’m dead. Author Unknown… Log in or Register to save this content for later.