~ 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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~ Giant of A Man


~ Giant of a Man
A dream took me to childhood places

Love and laughter, forgotten faces
But the memory of Father standing tall

While leaning against the kitchen wall

Woke me with great surprise 

Tears of mourning, laughter filled my eyes
Recalling his polished black Oxford shoes

His black leather belt trimmed in blues

Tiny feet from a girl aged four

Danced with Daddy across the floor
While standing on his Oxford shoes

And holding his belt of black and blues

Looking up I said, “Daddy you’re a giant man”

And he tossed me as only a Daddy can
Up, up towards the ceiling I went

Four or five times til his energy spent

But I’ll never forget that fun filled day

Of giggles, laughter and Daddy at play
I was fifty-five when Daddy passed on –

He was still catching me, when life had gone wrong.
O’Prunty

12/3/16

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~ Sacrifice 


~ Sacrifice 
My love has nowhere to go

No destination 

Held fast within my being

My very core 

Trapped…unseen
Blessed was I 

With the capacity to love

To give without thought

To surrender self,

Receiving naught
Still, love grew old

Took its last breath, repose

And laden is the heart

With yesteryear thought…
And Cupids cruel, cruel, dart.

O’Prunty 

11/24/16
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