Daily Prompts- A dried rose

In this jungle of broken humanity

I search for decency and kindness

In remembrance of days of yore

I feel deprived of values we treasured

Scarred are the hearts which were bearers

Of selfless love and kindness to strangers

Now we see scalawags and pretenders

Self-absorbed and staring at their own reflections

A pouty moue evident of the disregard they have

Of the thoughts and feelings of those around them

Yes, in this jungle of broken humanity

I look for the fragrant rose which has died long ago

Now only limp shriveled buds hang their heads

In shame and in mourning of the humanity that’s broken

In response to the following prompts;




Fragrant, Limp, Scarred





Word of the day challenge;




27 thoughts on “Daily Prompts- A dried rose

  1. A sad commentary on humanity. When I spend too much time reading news stories I feel this deeply, but as a wise person once said, “look for the helpers, there will always be helpers”. I am not sure who said or wrote that but I am hanging onto that idea for dear life.

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    1. “When I was a boy and would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping'” – Mister Rogers. A great quote for these times Carol.

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