Tag Archives: Freeverse

~ Dawn Dawning


~ Dawn Dawning
Toes filter frothy foam

Low tide relaxes

As if a pulled back sheet,

Undines waken waves

With a magical flicker

Here, there, here, there

Eyes absorbed in beauty

Dare not blink –

Beauty is rare…

And I see her

Crossing the waves
O’Prunty 

8/2017
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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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~ Soul Searching


In a parallel universe     

My loved ones still guide

Though somewhere beyond the

Ether, they reside
I Am a composite of all

That came before me

Accepting both good and bad

That within I see
Thought breaks conscious boundary

“Introspection sets any soul free”

And life, life is so fleeting

It demands crystal clarity.

O’Prunty 

11/23/16

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~ I Had Forgotten


~ I Had Forgotten
Sacred words of prayer

Nights on bent knees

Hands folded in a plea
Holding the grain of a mustard seed

As if my very soul hung in the balance

And the scale tipping, tipping, tipping
Wounded, though in disguise

The masks I’ve worn many

A facade of beaming smile
The “I’m okay, your okay” mantra

Running rapid through my mind

Living an illusion of peace, tranquility
Running from myself there’s no place to hide

Skirting around the reality with a friend named Denial

And the walls came crashing in phase, by phase
Revealing life had disfigured, contorted me

I knew myself not, nor wanted to

Who are you in that vintage mirror?
I longed to remember a prayer

That of a contrite heart

But my heart held anger, disbelief
Hadn’t I given without reservation?

Hadn’t I helped void of begrudging ?

Hadn’t I? Some questions void of answers
Organized religion kicked me to the curb

When a young mother with a heart aflame

Longed to follow a path of piety, righteousness
On judgement day churches face their reality

God never intended them to judge

Only to love, unconditionally 
Someone needs to pray for me

I’ve forgotten how…

Anger sealed my lips long ago
Disbelief still surges through my veins

How different my life would have been

Had a few not though to judge me…sin.
O’Prunty 

9/23/15

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~ Expounded in Blue


~ Expounded in Blue

I woke
The day was simply blue
Simply old
Nothing new
Same old news
Same old song
And deliberate dance
I choose satin sheets
And silken dreams
Escaping this thing
Called life
Life without living
Is no life at all;
The blue overpowered –
I woke to Night
Pen in hand
The poet comes alive
To thrive,
On a thought 
Just a thought 
Expounded in blue.
O’Prunty 
3/3/15

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~ Today, I’ll Be Free ~


~ Today, I’ll Be Free ~

Today, I’ll be free
Toss these bags of garbage
In a pit of possibility

These barrels of tears
In a river of revival
Watch as they rush to the sea

Today, I’ll be free

Time, of no importance
Destination to chance
And I’ll romance the day
In a capricious, whimsical way:

“Never again to give so much of myself
That I loose my identity, my happiness,
My personal goals, my right to love and be loved
For the sake of others, who selfishly
Took of me, til my cup was empty”

No, today, I’ll be free
And the whole world lays before me
With the open arms of acceptance

Just watch me forget to remember
This straight jacket of responsibility
That nearly drained the life of me

No, today, I’ll be free – forever me!

O’Prunty
12/27/14

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~ Sacrifices ~


~ Sacrifices ~

summer like a sinking sun
set on my youth long,
long, before age came courting

‘freckled and fourteen’
a head full of dreams
was drowned in sorrow
for a Mother, ill,

as waves of responsibility
crashed at my feet
in the form of tiny siblings

“mother” was all I knew
even as each one grew
into adulthood
a sense of nurturing lingered…

until…the day Mother died…

one by one they turned their backs
shunned the one
who always had their’s

at fifty, I was free

free of this sense of responsibility
consoled by my own children
and I cried as a little girl lost
in the arms of true Love

never again to sacrifice
for those who felt entitled.

O’Prunty
12/19/14

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