~ Being Human


 

“Strive as we might, our humanity keeps us from perfection -that great illusion – And it is our humanity that tortures our thoughts when a “mistake” has been made. A mistake is paid for once, yet, our humanity guilts us, shames us, ’til we bankrupt our souls, still, believing we can obtain the unattainable…the perfect”… O’Prunty 2/13/17

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~ Death Holds No Victory Here…


~ Death Has No Victory
We are all a composite

Of that which came before

The good, the bad, 

Sadness, happiness, galore
The efforts of our ancestors 

Still cling within our bones

Tis why we have no answeres

When foreign thought induces groans
And what of the songs 

Our lips happily sing

Though not in native tongue

To young ones sleeps it brings
And eyes of such depth

Tell more then what is seen

Bits and pieces of our ancestors 

Look back in glistened beam
Think not when dead, buried

They are forever gone

Look upon your family’s ways

Their presence still lives on
O’Prunty

2/5/17

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~ Haiku


~ Haiku
Family tree stands tall

Some branches no longer exist

Shoots of new ones, little ones
O’Prunty 

2/5/17
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~ Haiku


~ Haiku
Crucible of thought

The unanswered question, why?

Darkness envelopes 
O’Prunty 1/23/17
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~ Without Words…


~ Without Words
When the Poet no words to share

The soul lingers unaware

The inner voice cannot be heard

Collective conscious void of word
And the Poet – head bent in defeat

Wads of paper about his feet

Tries invoking the witching hour

Sleepless he knows he’s built a tower
A wall surrounding – not of mortar or stone

But of sorrow he bears all alone

Misunderstood, no words to share

The soul lingers unaware.
O’Prunty 

1/10/17
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~ Genuine (Haiku)


~ Genuine (Haiku)
A soul touching hug

Transferred pain and agony

Chi working wonders
A. L. O’Prunty 

12/18/16
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~ Haiku


~ Haiku
Dense foggy morning

No horizon to be seen

Caul as the crow flies
O’Prunty 

12/15/16

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