The Daily Prompt – Fragrance!


As I opened the door

All that greeted me inside the house was a breath of fragrance

A repellent and awful smell

Unwashed clothes littered the wooden floor

And the strong smell of tobacco suffused the air

A wicked stench oozing from the black ashtray

The sour smell and pains of a lonely old age

I loathed the odour for the unsavoury trail on my clothes and my body

And that reminds me of the frenzied smell of the big city

With vehicles belching and emitting deadly fumes

Once I almost puked as my stomach churned from the disgusting stench

So much distinct and different

From the gentle sweet savoury smell that I enjoy

Like the fragrant fragrance of spice and ginger

That emanates from the oven when mum bakes her ginger bread

Or the sweet-scented smell from the delicate spring blooms

Or the rich aroma that intoxicates me whenever he comes close

How I cherish the smell of freshly grounded coffee beans

And the stimulating bliss as I inhale my warm morning coffee

But here I am in this vast house

Surrounded by a disturbing solitary silence

And the pensive look on his wrinkled old face

I coughed slightly and his eyes lit up from his reclined chair

I walked up to the sage with a broad smile

The plight of many lonely souls

The bittersweet fragrance of longevity


Submitted for the Daily Prompt Fragrance.

Peace and Love!

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21 thoughts on “The Daily Prompt – Fragrance!

      1. You are most welcome . True that life stories are exepriences of people , mostly similar experience at a different place and for different people . You expressed it very beautifully.

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