Thursday photo prompt – Stones #writephoto

Thanks Sue for this week’s photoprompt.

The Stones of Sense.

Look closely,
See the labours of a thousand hands
Laying a thousand stones,
Each in memory of someone lost.

Touch one,
Feel the warmth in the midday sun,
Yet even on a winter’s day,
These stones are never chilled.

Hear the sobs of tortured souls,
Their tears like rain lost in the sands
Of a time so long ago.

Smell the air,
A fragrance unique, clean and clear
Nurtured by Nature’s own
To cleanse the sorrow within.

The story unfolds of valor and sacrifice,
The Stones a reminder of what is and what was,
Blood, tears and sweat of the fallen, no more than babes,
Leaves a bitter taste in the heart.



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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14 Responses to Thursday photo prompt – Stones #writephoto

  1. Ritu says:

    Beautifully written!

  2. Sue Vincent says:

    This is really quite a striking and atmospheric poem. I agree with Ritu 🙂

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  5. Anisha says:

    Lovely composition!

  6. goroyboy says:

    “Their tears like rain lost in the sands” wonderfully written!!

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