A – Z Challenge: Paper Roses

Jaibala/ April 18, 2014/ Musings/ 20 comments

Po Po My sons favourite actors Song, My song for P is



Song: Paper Roses

Singer: Marie Osmond

Album: Paper Roses (1973)

For the full lyrics Click Here.

We all have had fake people in our lives, I have dealt with more fake people than real ones. The fake people are the ones that are sweeter than honey, Flatter you every chance they get, Usually need something from you, and once they get what they want they drop you faster than the ball at Times Square on New Year. For people who know their reals from fake easily great, but for me and the likes who dont know the difference between Real and fake, well heartbreak is always in order.

But through all the heartache I have learnt one thing, there will always be fake people in your life. What matters is not losing your faith.Β  Had I not trusted people again and again, even despite the heartaches, I would never have found some perfect gems I have In my life. I happen to call them my Besthest Friends and I have a fair few (9 is a fair few i guess), people in my life I know, who will go to any extent and length for me. So this song is dedicated to all the fake people who led me on a journey to find my truest and bestesht friends.

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About Jaibala

Academically a Microbiologist, I am a Web Columnist for popular magazines and websites, Freelance Writer and a Blogger. Words define me and writing and reading compete to be the love of my life. My biggest belief is that there is something good in everything and I always looks to highlight the best in things. Creative writing is my forte.You can reach me by dropping a mail at contact@jaibalarao.com


  1. Such an old, classic. Thank you for the reminder. I’ve met my share of paper roses too. I guess we all have. They help us to appreciate the real roses all the more. πŸ™‚

  2. If someone is fake to you, they’re probably fake with everyone else too. They ultimately have a very sad and lonely life.
    Visiting from A to Z ~
    Wendy at Jollett Etc.

    1. True Wendy. Thank You for visiting πŸ™‚

  3. Good song choice Jaibala. Some fake ones keep on faking even when they know that we know. That is tiresome. πŸ™‚

    1. I think its funny. They are so lost in being fake that they dont realise we see right through them πŸ™‚

  4. How else would we know the real people if fake people did not exist? πŸ˜‰

    1. True NJ <3 πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks for sharing one of my favourite songs. I loved Marie Osmond and her brother Donny Osmond during my teenage years. Your post took me back in time.

    1. Suzy I love the Brother Sister too. My mom used to listen to them all the time along with Elvis, the Beatles, Jonnhy Cash, Frank and Nancy Sinatra πŸ™‚

  6. Applause !
    Thats a unique way of dedicating an awesome song to all the fake ppl. I hav my share of ppl too πŸ™‚

    1. Afshan Thank You for the applause. But they do deserve the dedication for the favour they do to us. We appreciate the good more cause of the bad. And a very Happy Birthday to You πŸ™‚

  7. It is these fake people who make us realize the value of the true ones and get us closer to them….hence they do play a role in helping you find your true ones.

    1. True Vinodini πŸ™‚

  8. The fakes are always going to be there. You’ve rightly said it. You need to trust people. The fakes will break your trust, but the gems will live up to the trust that you put in them and that will offset the fakes. Nice post

    1. True Shrikant. I am glad you liked the post πŸ™‚

  9. I agree with you, it is only through fakes that we find the genuine gems. And 9 wow lucky, I have fewer but am glad for all of them. πŸ™‚

    1. Truly Lucky I am Sfurti and so are you πŸ™‚

  10. I have had more than my fair share of such fake people. Sometimes, I wonder if I’m fake with them coz they are with me too. But for every bad apple in a tree, there are ten good ones I guess πŸ™‚ Glad to have such originals in my friends too. I am blessed to have these Beshtest people in my life. I’m downloading the song and adding it to my Music player now itself.

    1. Yes the beshtest friends are my blessing too πŸ™‚

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