Posts tagged ‘metaphor’

June 28, 2020

What She Loved…

by A. L. O'Prunty

~ What She Loved

Was the purity in the lily

Graceful petals

Reaching heaven bound

As porcelain arms in praise

And the twisting winding roses

Traveling the trellis

Scaling the distance

Between roo

t and also heaven bound

Permeating her world,

Her waters seeping sensual oils

Then the wildness of the tiger lily

Growing wild and free

Surviving without tending

The tender touch

of the gardeners hands

Not required,

still exotic the pulsating petals

And the bleeding hearts

Delicate, dainty

drops of colors fused

And the reality represented in the name;

All hearts bleed,

broken by love lacking


fragile petals drop as tears falling

What she loved was beauty

Beauty, in all forms, fashions

And on bended knee

She, the gardener

Singing her songs of praise

In her own garden of delights

.O’Prunty ©6/28/15***Mother loved symbolism.

October 27, 2018

Wood matters

by John S

Smoke arises from the chimney stack
in billows
from an untended burn.

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May 16, 2018

Acetaldehyde Dehydrogenase Deficiency

by Nick Anthony

Corralled in the narrow alley
An incalculable mass of humanity
Drunkenly bumbles and stumbles along,
Skipping in hiccuping rhythm,
Belting (and belching) drinking songs,
With the flow of the fleshy river.

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May 14, 2018

Tsuyu: The Rainy Season

by Nick Anthony

As the conductor takes the stage,
The gentle drone of the audience
Turns to apprehensive, expectant silence
Awaiting the impending down stroke.

But before the ictus,
His rushing lift of the baton
Sends forth a gust of wind,
Chilling the air,
While raising the heat of anxiety.

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January 24, 2018


by Harry

Submitted by Silas


“These marble stairs

Have through time stared

They’ve felt the footsteps

of dear and departed

They’ve felt the footsteps

of young and just bornes

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December 21, 2017

My Old Book of Poetry & Prose.

by K. T. Dibert

Please, feel free to help an aspiring artist, writer, poet, and musician achieve his lifelong destiny for success. Thanks in advance. Kyle T. Dibert’s Book of Poetry

October 17, 2017

~ Prose (Part I)

by A. L. O'Prunty

~ Prose (Part I)
Winter is nipping at Autumns multicolored train, trimmed in gold she rivals the Sun.

This morning she woke with Winters first breath clinging to flora, fauna, her terra firma

Abode, chilled. She longs to continue her flamboyant promenade throughout the countryside, knowing in her wake beauty blooms and eyes behold the brush of Gods hand.

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October 17, 2017

Poison Ivy

by dharkanein

Beautiful is the pain

I go through everyday

Turning me into a beautiful butterfly

From the cocoon I’ve been.

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September 20, 2017

~ As Dawn Broke

by A. L. O'Prunty

~  As Dawn Broke

Clouds merged

Fog lay dense, heavy

Ghostly images of tree lines

Scattered amongst the gray;

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August 8, 2017


by Nick Anthony

When I was young, you were invincible.
You were like Superman, but better
Because I had never seen evidence
Of a Kryptonite that might harm you.

You seemed to effortlessly
hold back the dangerous flood,
And fearlessly protected me
From ever encroaching reality.

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August 5, 2017

~ Dawn Dawning

by A. L. O'Prunty

~ Dawn Dawning
Toes filter frothy foam

Low tide relaxes

As if a pulled back sheet,

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August 5, 2017

~ Haiku

by A. L. O'Prunty

~ Haiku
Humbled fir bowing

Winter whips with a vengeance

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July 31, 2017

I Am Everything

by markfahmy


I am the rising sun of joy,
the swirling winds of trouble
and the subtle breeze you enjoy

I am the valleys of pain,
the mountains of hope
and the gentle falling of rain

I am the sky full of stars,
the stream of ashes and dust
and the high cliffs decorated in scars

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July 25, 2017

Bob Marley seagull

by Jem Croucher

It was raining in Brighton
and, strolling back to the car
parked there in Ann Street
from the centre, not far
We paused to admire
on the wall, ‘cross the way
some graffiti scrawled quickly
but with something to say

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July 18, 2017

~ Haiku

by A. L. O'Prunty

~ Haiku

Abundant berries

Sweets readily consumed

Congregating birds


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July 15, 2017

~ My Sweet

by A. L. O'Prunty

~ My Sweet

Shall I pick thee berries
Warm ‘neath this
Sultry sun,

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July 15, 2017

~ Haiku Cyclet

by A. L. O'Prunty

~ Haiku Cyclet



Stretching, Dawn yawned

Light plays upon horizons

Sirens seeking sailors


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July 1, 2017

~ Haiku

by A. L. O'Prunty

A stroll thru the park

Dusk, dew rouses sleepy plants

Natures boquet blooms.




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June 28, 2017

~ Thoughts Glide

by A. L. O'Prunty

Poetic thoughts glide across my tongue as dainty feet, waltzing a marble floor,

Wrapped in word, my mind soars beyond the either and I surpass self

I am neither here or there, but, suspended between realms; weightless

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June 26, 2017

~ To Loss

by A. L. O'Prunty

Loss perched

Perched upon my days
As I walked through life…

Life in a daze

Enduring what could not

Be changed.


Photo by: O’Prunty

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June 25, 2017

~ Haiku

by A. L. O'Prunty

Mothers floppy hats
Laced gloves line little fingers

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June 10, 2017

~ Haiku

by A. L. O'Prunty

~ Haiku
Uprooted Oak tree

Broken branches lie, decay

Roots lost to the winds
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May 31, 2017


by markfahmy



let gravity
bring me down

leave my soul
to drown

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May 30, 2017

~ Greed

by A. L. O'Prunty

~ Greed
When Greed the heart does consume

Logic finds no room

Distorted – nay, falsehoods – proclaimed

From forked tongues without restrain

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May 28, 2017


by markfahmy


you talk words
and I
speak symbols

you make plans
and I
dream far away

you turn off the tune
and I
still hear it play

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May 13, 2017

Sweet Intrepidity

by Morgan


Sweet Intrepidity reaching into the depths

Of all I hide, yet all I posses,

Laying bare these fears and suspicions

Collateral damage of volatile visage;

Vast, unbending, Audacity

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May 4, 2017

~ Pieces of You, of Me

by A. L. O'Prunty

~ Pieces of You, of, Me

There is no time limit to grief

Just shock, horror, disbelief

And “well doers” seek a smile

Insisting grief is but a little while

But this cannot possibly be true;

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April 15, 2017

~ Haiku

by A. L. O'Prunty

~ Haiku
Watershed moment

Before, after, her demise

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