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~ Pagan in Nature


~ Pagan in Nature
The wheat
The barley
The rye
Nuts, berries, Nature does supply
A gift to each hearth and home:
Honey sweet drips from the comb.
O’Prunty

2/27/17
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In Response to Beyonce’s ‘Formation’


In Response to Beyonce’s ‘Formation’
~ Silent Refrain – Lyrics
I’ve got a voice

Let me sing you a song

I’ve got a dream

Let me take you along

Show you how

It all went wrong

Have a seat

This may be strong
Momma taught me 

To RESPECT all races

Never degrade

Laugh in their faces

Never think yourself higher

Humility; a trait to admire

My Momma Irish

My Daddy too

Ancestors enslaved

By a king who thought 

The world to rule

Don’t hold no grudge

For all they went through

Just made me stronger

How bout you

You…you…you?
So let us get this right

Let us set this straight

Promote love and peace

Abolish, need for hate

So open up to love

So open up to love

Catch your honey

As we know the bee does
My Momma taught me

Life has its stages

When on one

Take care of your phrases

Creativity is such a rare gift

Dark side of moon

Dangerous place to let it drift

Let it drift

Drift…drift… drift
So let us get this right

Let us set this straight

Promote love and peace

Abolish, need for hate

So open up to love

So open up to love

Catch your honey

As we know the bee does
Weave your words 

Where Wisdom reigns

Reject the haters

In a silent refrain…
In a silent refrain…
Silent refrain…
Refrain…refrain…refrain…
O’Prunty ©
2/11/16

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~ ‘Neath the Daunting Drifts


~ Jonas Must Concede
Angry was the night

Defiant leaf on bare branch cling

As howling winds force chimes, sing
Swirl of blinding snow

Bites about ears and nose

Settles, soakes, freezes blue of tiny toes
Beded down night creature’s

Braving winter’s wrath

And our homeless, caught within its path,
Void of mercy

Nature in her rawess form

Respects none, pleading, for warmth,
And wild whips the willows

Bent the laden pine

Piled high in drifts surreal, sublime,
As if in a snow globe standing

Caught in the sift the shake

Seeking a hopeless escape,
And so, all must accept

Wild winds, swirling snow

Blinded by piling drifts aglow
The digging out massive

The weight weighing all down

When Winter bares a frown
Beneath the frozen

The terra firma root

Optimistic minds dream of Spings first shoot
And the color of the crocus

Waiting, ready to please

Upon the sigh of Springs soft breeze.
O’Prunty ©
1/15/16

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~ Persephone ~


~ Persephone ~
The vale of Enna, where posies abound,

She tenderly plucks them from the ground,

Demeter as always, favors the soil,

With an abundance of growth that does not toil.
Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Suffer her anguish and pain,

Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Her Mysteries to obtain. Her Mysteries to obtain.
Hades spying from his dark, dank kingdom,

The girl glowing in the sun – her whimsical freedom,

Refuses to free the posies in hand,

And she falls and falls through the gap in his plan.
Demeter searches but can not find her precious Persephone,

To the ends of the earth, to no avail – all feel her agony,

In her grief no crops grew and famine threatened all,

The land lay bare and desolate, be it winter, spring, summer or fall.
Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Suffer her anguish and pain,

Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Her Mysteries to obtain. Her Mysteries to obtain.
From her Olympian abode she fled,

Disguised among mortals she bows her head,

Childless mother in grief and despair,

Nursemaid to another awaited her there.
The gift of immortality she would bestow,

By the burning fire that set his face aglow,

Had M not discovered her at her task,

By fire P would be immortal at last.
In time the culprit was revealed,

And to mighty Zeus she placed her appeal,

Hermes errant in his quest to Hades did descend,

Demanding the abductor release Persephone, his friend.
Hades refused with defiance and glee,

Stating Persephone did eat with me,

By this of course now she was bound,

A pomegranate held her beneath the ground.
Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Suffer her anguish and pain,

Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Her Mysteries to obtain. Her Mysteries to obtain.
Zeus in his wisdom devised a plan,

With authority he spoke; placed his demand,

Persephone would spend two-thirds with her mother,

And one-third time he gave to Hades; his brother.
Of Persephone it is often said,

When she lives with the dead,

The land lay in similitude.

But when she arises to greet the sun,

Demeter’s work is then begun,

And the land is born anew. And the land is born anew.
Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Suffer her anguish and pain,

Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Her Mysteries to obtain. Her Mysteries to obtain.
C/ A. L. O’Prunty

2/20/02

Revised 2/25/02
One of my first poems published on Word Press. Also appears in my chapbook, “Selected Snippets” by Poetess A. L. O’Prunty; published 2012; Middle Island Press.
Enjoy my Mythology lovers 🙂

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~ Mother Said…


Mom said:
Never go to bed angry – it steals your peace
Never hold a grudge – it steals your soul
Never disrespect your elders – it steals your dignity
Never bullie – it steals your humanity
Never steal or let someone steal from you
That’s what Mom said.
O’Prunty ©
1/7/16

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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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~ From the Beginning


~ From the Beginning
I questioned the bird

The bee

The leaf upon a tree

The earth

The sky

The cloud

The thunder rolling loud

The ocean vast and wide

Pushing at every side

The jetting rock, stone

This world, mankind’s home

The miracle of life, scourge of Death

The labored rattle of final breath…
I questioned all these eyes could see

Resolved, some answers are not to be

Still, I questioned.
O’Prunty ©

12/26/15

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