Tag Archives: Death

~ Haiku


~ Haiku
Watershed moment

Before, after, her demise

Happiness, sorrow
O’Prunty 
4/15/17

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~ Mighty Mississippi


~
When the Mississippi rages;

Yes, the willows weep
Pushing at her banks

Tributaries rush, not creep
And oh! The devastation

Left in her roaring wake
Her force forever changing

Lives, families that she takes
She spews upon landmasses

Northern parts to southern shore
Reaches east and west

Pushing, pulling all in store
Swallowing; large her mouth –

When the raging Mississippi
Hungry, rushes south.
O’Prunty ©
1/1/16

Prayers for all who have had to endure the tragedy of the Mighty Mississippi.

~ Poetess A. L. O’Prunty

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~ The Great White Hunter?


~ The Great White Hunter?
they site they shoot

they shot they site

until they hit their target right

an annual ritual has begun

bonding; man and his gun
not quite the challenge as before 

luring their victims with salt block and more

with pride majestic creatures at their feet

trusting, dying in defeat
how many tables do venison adorn?

or walls mounted with the great stags horn?

not quite the challenge as once before

lurking their victims with salt block and more:
the great white hunter ceased to exist

when commercialism brought tactics as this

and empty set the many shelves

though the hunter proclaims, ” I got him myself”.
O’Prunty 

11/2002

11/27/15 Revised

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~ Mother Lies Here…


  
“Mother lies here, and nothing has ever been the same; God bless the Mothers who remain – hug them a little closer this season,when they’re gone, so too the rhyme, the reason… as life, less your biggest fan, leaves an emptiness none understand, until they stand, alone”… O’Prunty

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~ As the Clock Unwinds


~ As The Clock Unwinds
My love grows old

I grow older still

Entwined as the vine

Our hearts

Vast as the oceans wide

Our memories

Yet fleeting, this time,

This precious time

As the clock unwinds-
We’ve known love

We’ve known loss

Rode the turbulent waves

Where life set us adrift

Loyalty was the lift

Dedication carried

Commitment binding

As the earths clay

In death we’ll lay

Side by side
To rise once more

As true love must;

Such a rarity 

In these, these

Troubling times,

As the clock unwinds.
O’Prunty 

11/24/15

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In honor of my Parents, so happily married 56 years, til Mother passed in 2012 – “there is an empty space, which no one can replace”.

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~ Some Days Are Loss


Some Days Are Loss ~

Some days are loss –
Deep suffering
Submerged in memory
A caracole of thought
Round and round and round
Of loved ones
Who inspired
Walked in honor, integrity
Now beyond the veil…

That of  loving Mothers
Dedicated Fathers
Like minded Siblings
Honored Grandparents
Aunts and Uncles
Meaningful mentors

Out of reach
Words of encouragement
Still guide
Words of love
Still lift
Yet the loss remains
For what will never be spoken

Graves hold such a finality of silence.

O’Prunty
11/5/14

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~ Haiku


~ Haiku

Scatter of bird wings
Fight or flight flapping skyward
Instinct surviving

O’Prunty ©

11/1/15

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