Monday, May 1, 2017

The Rose on a Quiet Guyana Street


Lying among some garbage I saw
Was the most beautiful thing -
A beautiful flower, a beautiful rose,
Yes, just lying among the garbage
In peaceful, beautiful sleep
On the quiet city street.
Who, I asked myself,
Would want to discard such?
Who would simply pass it by?
Who would ignore it, 
Or would leave it lying there?
And with that thought 
I continued along my merry way.
And just like all the other passersby,
I did not pick up that beautiful rose;
I left it lying there.

[photo by Ric Couchman]

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