Category Archives: Family Poetry

~ FLowers for Mother


Flowers for Mother

 

She picked the petals
One by one,
Tossed them ‘neath
A sultry sun,

 

A waft of wind
Carried them away;
As Mother
Received an earthly bouquet

 

A sorrow-filled daughter,
Here, earthbound
Picked herself
Up from the ground…

 

Recalling words her Mother
Once said:

 

“Death has no hold on memories,
when I am gone, that’s where you’ll find me;
the mind is a garden full of delight –
search my daughter with all your might,
and cast away all thoughts of sorrow
we’ll meet again in tomorrows, morrow”.

 

O’Prunty
6/29/17
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~ To Loss


Loss perched

Perched upon my days

As I walked through life

In a daze

Enduring what could not 

Be changed

O’Prunty 

6/25/17

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~ Haiku


Mothers floppy hats
Laced gloves line little fingers

Womanhood pretended
O’Prunty 

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~ Haiku


~ Haiku
Uprooted Oak tree

Broken branches lie, decay

Roots lost to the winds
O’Prunty 
6/10/17
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~ Greed


~ Greed
When Greed the heart does consume

Logic finds no room

Distorted – nay, falsehoods – proclaimed 

From forked tongues without restrain

All Dignity cast aside

Void of substance, alter pride

And family, friends stand in awe

Observing the circus one and all
When Greed the heart does consume

Logic finds no room.
O’Prunty 

5/31/17
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~ Pieces of You, of Me


~ Pieces of You, of, Me
There is no time limit to grief

Just shock, horror, disbelief

And “well doers” seek a smile

Insisting grief is but a little while
But this cannot possibly be true;

The loss so great, left? Pieces of me, of you

Shattered, scattered pieces, all so consuming

And Time is no friend, but foe, amongst the dead, the living
So let the mourning mourn, long as they must

They’ve been caught in reality of “Ashes to ashes, Dust to dust”

And Life never ore to be the same

Yet, the mourners good memories shall sustain
Death is so finale.
O’Prunty 
5/4/17
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~ Haiku


~ Haiku
Watershed moment

Before, after, her demise

Happiness, sorrow
O’Prunty 
4/15/17

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