Tag Archives: Death

~ As Dawn Broke


 

Clouds merged

Fog lay dense, heavy

Ghostly images of tree lines

Scattered amongst the gray;

No shadow of existence

Just the caul of the crow

Caught within the grip

Of a macabre morning

Perched on a crumbling

Headstone

Unattended…all…alone.

 

O’Prunty

9/20/17

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~ Dearest Father…


~ Dearest Father
Your death 
Left a void
An eternal pause 
Beyond the eithers
Beneath the waters deep
Or within the earth you sleep
A void.
O’Prunty 

9/6/17
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~ Haiku Cyclet


~ Haiku Cyclet

I

 

Stretching, Dawn yawned

Light plays upon horizons

Sirens seeking sailors

II

 

Scarlet sky speaks Death

Tumultuous waves clashing

Cries for “Mother” fade

 

III

Calm the Sea beds floor

Sailors heads hung in defeat

Singing Hymns to Sea.

 

O’Prunty

7/17

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~ 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


~ 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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