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8.5k · Aug 2012
Cactus
Eileen Prunster Aug 2012
This stoney patch
of impenetrable gound
our relationship
4.8k · Jul 2012
night sky
Eileen Prunster Jul 2012
if you turn the world
upside down
you will see
a carpet of stars
3.9k · Aug 2012
Autumnal woodland
Eileen Prunster Aug 2012
a rich panoply
of umber and gold
contrasting against
the conifers green
a glorious sight
to behold
one of the loveliest
ever seen
3.3k · Mar 2015
NOT AFRICA JUST KIWI FRUIT
Eileen Prunster Mar 2015
I have two vines

with nodding heads

they look just like giraffes ...

long necks peering in

heads curled up in loops
3.2k · Oct 2012
Rejection
Eileen Prunster Oct 2012
bitterness
fills her mouth
a paralizing numbness
courses through her veins
as if
shes bitten
a suicide ampoule
3.0k · Apr 2012
sunset
Eileen Prunster Apr 2012
the sun pours liquid gold
honey flows through the window
motes ripple
and swim in the stream
2.7k · Dec 2012
perfume
Eileen Prunster Dec 2012
was a bit hot in somerset today
i sweat
cool breeze off the beach
into the shop
it rains
flowers bloom
men sigh
i cry
2.7k · Feb 2013
inside outside inside out
Eileen Prunster Feb 2013
skin
a sheen of sweat
cries ring out
sheets
all tangled agony
***** foetid air
contract
cryout
subside
a birthing
no pink and downy babe is this
a mucus clot
a jellied mass
a river of blood and tears
a termination
of what wasn't quite
a tractor passes feeding out
calves for the slaughter
the sun shines
birds sing
all oblivious of anything
a death and life goes on
2.6k · Apr 2012
Bipolar
Eileen Prunster Apr 2012
well you've done it again
made me feel like ****

is that a natural talent or did you practice  
                                                      ­                           (oh how you've practiced)
you
with your attitude to women
cos they didn't turn out the soft centred
                                                         sweets your so addicted to

so tired  of these power games     (is that what they are....?)

you go away then ph when i'm at work      (you knew that)
then do the same thing AGAIN the next day...!!?

"between you not being home
and the computer"......

?????????

untrue
i've stayed offline
most of the time

in case you phoned..... "sigh"

i knew you would
do what you did
didn't

what is that
An upset rant at an absent lover.... ;o)
2.6k · Aug 2012
Reflection
Eileen Prunster Aug 2012
dew drop
mirrors all
encapsulating
in miniture
everything
reflected
2.5k · Mar 2012
treasure
Eileen Prunster Mar 2012
dead
    seahorse
eyes
    not
   borne on
       waves
             crest
curling pearl
  shells  
      rose gold sand flecks
                                  the desk
seashore treasures on an old wooden desk
2.5k · Aug 2012
gratitude
Eileen Prunster Aug 2012
don't confuse
feeling good
with love
2.4k · Sep 2012
Moth
Eileen Prunster Sep 2012
Your poems
the flame
I scorch
wrote this last night then deleted it    wrote it again this morning Lol still want to delete it
2.4k · Jul 2012
bonsai
Eileen Prunster Jul 2012
did love sculpt me
into twisted form
she the storm
blasting away bark
to reveal form
or
expectations extreme
beyond the norm
causing the storm?
referring to love as she   as is often done in writing
2.3k · Aug 2012
Keepsakes
Eileen Prunster Aug 2012
Old jewelry box
accepting
of all my broken baubles
for stories told
2.3k · Jul 2012
Vacuum cleaning
Eileen Prunster Jul 2012
Lead paned windows
beam shafts of coloured light
dust motes floating
spiral upwards
released from
captive carpets
flee
2.2k · Feb 2014
POVERTY
Eileen Prunster Feb 2014
hung in black cobwebs
wrapping the ceilings
hot water cylinder
rusted to usless
old nickle plated
green tarnished teaspoons
food scraps that lurk
on ancient linolium
a sprouting of mushrooms
under the cooker
bin bags all spilling
jumble sale clothing
death a relief
only imagined
2.2k · Oct 2012
Cottage Garden
Eileen Prunster Oct 2012
Spring sunshine's loving glance
lights a repondant glow
in all things young
but she is not so kind
to the old
where man has been
exuberant nature is evidenced
in decline and decay
riotous hedgerows
unpruned trees
lank lawns
while nature prepares
to don Easter finery
the best you'll get from man
is shabby genteel
2.1k · Sep 2012
Collection
Eileen Prunster Sep 2012
A piece of green bottle glass
smoothed by restless oceans
seed pod from the horsechestnut
that shaded summer garden
sixpence stained by christmas pudding
dated 1928
a tiny fossil set in stone
rough to the touch of fingers
old lace from grandmothers wedding dress
now stiff and yellowed parchment
This has 2 lines missing at the end I feel   any suggestions?   It doesn't feel rounded off when read
2.0k · Oct 2012
Red light
Eileen Prunster Oct 2012
young girl
crosses the road
wearing enough
vibrant
red
lipstick
to stop traffic
she knows
***
has no timetable
many a man
has an appitite
for more than a sandwich
at lunchtime
1.9k · Jun 2012
rewind
Eileen Prunster Jun 2012
I'd like a re wind of my life
at a slower pace
where nothing causes any strife
and i turn up the ace
no bumpy road
no sad mistakes
life is all twinnings and
cupcakes
this is my dream
a silly one
no wonder im flat
on my ***
1.8k · Dec 2012
watching balloons
Eileen Prunster Dec 2012
the world removed
a childs world
idyllically drifting with the wind
sloughing off dreary earthbound millstones
free and rising with intense delight
1.7k · Sep 2012
Mortal coil
Eileen Prunster Sep 2012
My body
a carcass
to be sloughed off
in death
like a crab
sheds its shell
or a butterfly
it's chrysalis
finally free
1.5k · Jul 2012
childhood
Eileen Prunster Jul 2012
land of no responsibility
except to give in to that burning urge
that prickles up the back of your neck on waking
to be off out running under sun
barefoot as soon as out of sight
adventures wait and time belongs to you
you fish for sticklebacks in a field of golden corn
where farmers wave in anger at the trail to the pond
and take home tadpoles in glass jars on string
breathless at the sight of legs emerging
pick bluebells in the wood for mother
but then arrange them in old tins
in tumbledown cottage the gangs den
scrumping crab apples in overgrown gardens  
never getting that stomach ache all Adults warned of
roaming hedgerows looking for hedgehogs
hoping for signs of any living thing
all long fled at the collective noise you make
catching butterflies to look at their wings
putting crysillis in greaseproof papered jars
to watch them emerge for flight on glistening wings
when you return them to the wild
lifting up old drain pipes to look for slugs to race
not forgetting to put them back at races end so they dont shrivel
basking in hot sun after watching trails of catapillars
whose prickles mother later tweezers out
amidst a small flood of tears because they flame red
having a bath with bubbles then tucking up in bed
drowzy but anticipating  tomorrow is waiting
haven't done this before   just written down a few reminiscences on childhood occupations
haven't arranged anything just flicked it up as it came so im feeling unsure about it
1.4k · Jul 2012
Gut pain
Eileen Prunster Jul 2012
Swallowing
lumps
of desperation
they settle
in my stomach
like bad bacteria
1.4k · Sep 2012
Etiquette
Eileen Prunster Sep 2012
Glorious spring
determined to show
she gives not a toss
for calenders
arrives on her own time
1.4k · Oct 2012
Priceless
Eileen Prunster Oct 2012
bracelets
around your wrists
ruby drops against white skin
gifts to yourself
testimony to a fragile beauty
they fade

you shine
scarred wrists from self harm
1.3k · Aug 2012
balance
Eileen Prunster Aug 2012
loneliness
and liberty
I tightrope walk
1.3k · Apr 2012
metamorphosis
Eileen Prunster Apr 2012
does
the
butterfly
remember
the
caterpillar
apparently it does... which i discovered after i wrote this old poem while thinking about how one goes thro so many changes in life the past can feel like someone elses almost     an interesting article for anyone interested in such facts which i find facinating ;o)                                     http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn13412-butterflies-remember-caterpillar-experiences.html
1.3k · Aug 2012
Imperfect
Eileen Prunster Aug 2012
young love
demands perfection
of face, form and intent
old love
stitches together
the frayed
seeing the beauty
in patchwork
1.2k · Oct 2012
uncertainty
Eileen Prunster Oct 2012
I
inhale
a deep breath
not sure
which words
it will carry out
1.2k · Apr 2012
Golden elm sheds her dress
Eileen Prunster Apr 2012
gold medallions
spread over the lawn

a lace tablecloth
fit for faerie queen
Autumn here at the moment and it's often a really beautiful season as if the summer is dying in a blaze of glory which I suppose it is....
1.2k · Aug 2012
Sacrifice
Eileen Prunster Aug 2012
she has a knowingness
****
sad
old soul
only 19
morned before birth
a corpse before born
a star
she burns
out
1.1k · Jul 2012
Sadomasochism in the garden
Eileen Prunster Jul 2012
As I plunge the blade towards her heart
She wraps her arms around me
I wrestle her off to plunge again
she clings on tight, fights on in vain
We feint and parry though she stands in one spot
For she is a rose rambler and pruning my lot
Winter pruning while the suns out and pondering the sanity of keeping an English garden... ;o)
1.1k · Apr 2012
autumn hues
Eileen Prunster Apr 2012
the brilliant hues
of autumn
dripping
from
the trees

piling up
around
their trunks
almost
to
my knees


scarlet red
and
russet brown
form
deep
puddles
on the ground

gold
medallions
from the elm
worth more than
coins of the realm
Eileen Prunster Sep 2012
wind screams at me
sky a swirling vortex
of grey on grey
angry sea churns
all lumpy brown waves
walk on a winter beach
1.1k · Mar 2012
sleet
Eileen Prunster Mar 2012
minute mirrors
****** clink

against the window

above
my
sink

frozen
rain

destined to shatter

non of this

will
ever
matter
pondering life love and weather while washing up... ;o)
1.1k · Dec 2012
and it's too late
1.1k · Mar 2012
prince frog
Eileen Prunster Mar 2012
prince of

my dreams

in life
a frog

you really are

a
bane

the prince

a
frog

like other frogs

all

the
bleeding
same
1.0k · Dec 2012
except you
Eileen Prunster Dec 2012
unless alone
i am a goldfish in a bowl
everyone else
bumps up against the glass
Eileen Prunster Sep 2013
i did have
a man i didn't know
came up behind talking of queensland
and riding the surf in cyclones drunk
he looked wasted
he was beautiful and so ******* scary weird
it was surreal
yeah it was frightening
he was not though in retro
i was thinking within gates
he was ok
blessed
and benign
gentle
and not quite there
childlike and on the loose
although he was happy striding into the waves
wet jeans and laughing
and who can diss that
under the moon and stars
1.0k · Sep 2012
Gale Force
Eileen Prunster Sep 2012
Clouds crash
like surf
across metalic grey skies
1.0k · Nov 2012
no sugar
Eileen Prunster Nov 2012
coffee grounds
with a dash of
grapefruit
flowing
thro my veins
1.0k · Nov 2012
breath held
Eileen Prunster Nov 2012
eyelashes flutter
like butterflies
under my kiss
1.0k · Jul 2014
NOT NEWLYWEDS
Eileen Prunster Jul 2014
he didn't notice
she was dead
until
the next day
990 · Aug 2012
Waiting
Eileen Prunster Aug 2012
peony rose
a tight pink fist
will open soon
to whatever
comes
Eileen Prunster Sep 2012
A curtain of mist
is raised
by triumphant sun
then brisk breeze
cues the daffodils
to dance
980 · Oct 2012
Lamb
Eileen Prunster Oct 2012
Luminous!
she is just luminous
with ready smile
and laugh
no one knows
that underneath
she is dying
on the inside
black as coal
is her soul
my dear
my love
my daughter
always was
destined for slaughter
I have a very cute, artistic, depressed daughter that has always thought/wished life was like carebear land I've always known she is too tender a soul...
968 · Jul 2012
Enigma
Eileen Prunster Jul 2012
if i cup your face
in my hands
and gaze at you
intently
will the thousand
truths
you keep
hidden
be openly displayed
961 · Apr 2012
division
Eileen Prunster Apr 2012
detached
and
disenchanted
we dance
at  chasms edge

i look for ladder bridges

you
gaze up at
the stars
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