Thursday photo prompt: Way-stone #writephoto

Every Thursday at noon GMT, Sue Vincent publishes one of her photos as a writing prompt.
This is our photo today:
In days gone by I was honoured and cleansed,
Not for me a cloak of lichen and ivy.
Times change, but still I remain
To show those who have lost the way.
Who acknowledges my presence,
Sees these trees as I do,
My brethren and companions,
Not just a wood to walk through.
There is life here in abundance,
Just stop to listen and you will hear
Birds chatter excitedly, animals scurry
To dens and nests but not in fear.
I am stone, once warm to touch
Heralded as sacred in times past,
My magic may have diminished
But tall and proud, I have another task:
I am guide to others not of this place,
Their beacons shine from the skies
Searching the hollows with their beams,
Waiting and watching as this world dies.


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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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24 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Way-stone #writephoto

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    And when we’re gone they will arrive? Like the updating of the old waystone to a modern purpose similar to it’s old use.

  2. Sadje says:

    Great! The picture is awesome too.

  3. I loved this version 💕

  4. You capture the peace of the forest so well.

  5. pgraysurvival says:


  6. Michael says:

    I thought this a lovely reflective post Di, well done.

  7. Jordan says:

    Lovely, and heartwarming!

  8. What a great take on the prompt. Lovely.

  9. Let’s hope those replacing us do not have Google Maps.

  10. willowdot21 says:

    I really like the gently feel of this … warning. The beautiful discription of the Forrest the knowledge of eaons. The message that we are only here temporarily but the stone is perminant. 💜💜

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