Thursday photo prompt: Bone #writephoto

Every Thursday at noon GMT, Sue publishes one of her photos as a writing prompt.
Join in her challenge and write a piece of poetry or prose based on the photo below.

This is all that is left of me,
A lowly creature tired and weak,
Who lay down to rest
And slept for eternity.
My eyes are long gone,
My head now detached and empty,
Picked clean by scavengers,
A skull gleaming in the sun.
My bones are not in this vicinity,
They may be scattered,
Stolen, or buried elsewhere
In another animal’s pantry.
In life, what was I?
Hungry, struggling to survive:
Full circle I became food for others
When I knew it was my time to die.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Bone #writephoto

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    The natural cycle… and a final act of service perhaps.

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    A sad tale of natural life. C’est la vie!

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  4. Nice response to the challenge.

  5. willowdot21 says:

    The circle of life 💜💜

  6. Sadje says:

    Done justice to the photo.

  7. Just perfect, goes so well with the feel of the photo.

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