Wild Prairie Rose

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 153 Star/Bloom

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There for just one day
Delightful star of prairie
Blooms on summer stage

                                    -Clarence Holm



A Prairie Rose


Live life like a prairie rose,
Thriving in the roadside stones.
Cast away in your own paradise,
Fighting countless unknowns.

Sharing your beauty and splendor
With whatever happens along.
A solo act in nature,
Like a descant in a song.

How brief your role in nature,
Spectacular in our sight.
You’re just one part of creation,
Outstanding in the light.

           -Clarence Holm


“Ormsby – We mean well!”

State Highway Roadside

prairie rose

Photo Credit – The First Scout

Prairie Rose flower covered in dust
Hot dry summer, with no cloud going by.
Waiting by the roadside, futile beauty, it seems unjust
Those pretty unseen colors; Soft muffled sigh.

Budding in the Dakota sunshine
Pink summer’s blossom, thriving all alone.
Yellow eyes unblinking set in a harsh design
Roots in sandy soil and littered with stone.

It seems like a squandered struggle
A wonder gone to waste
But I was there to appreciate the trouble
Those others had missed in haste.

-Clarence Holm