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Bitter Cold

In the midst of cold so bitter
Lies the fear of its pain
From my youth I remember
It stealing my breath away
It closed my nose tightly together
It slapped my face as in shame
Cold like that you remember
The shivering seems to remain
I will not return where it's bitter again 
Cannot understand why so many stay
I'd rather stay where winters are milder 
Than shiver and shake while starting a car
Cold so bitter is never forgotten 
It's impression stamped like boot bottoms
Crunching loudly in my head
Then reminders of getting pelted
With bundles as it melts from trees
Walking home from school through the park
Yes the memories of my youth are beautiful
The blinding blanket spraying each tree
But deep in the purity of the white
Lies that demon, the freeze monster
Taking the breath away holding it ransom
Until temperatures rise to keep him away
Leaving him bitter, angry until next time

Copyright © Jennifer Marie Oliver

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  1. Date: 3/27/2014 12:34:00 PM
    A frosty freezing temp poem but for us in the sweltering land tropics to chill seems more exotic and fun. So i enjoyd yor poem. Pls do coment my latest poem.

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 7:58:00 AM
    Brrrr....chilly. Good to see a poem from you....and an excellent poem too. Im always ready for winter but then it gets here and im like....go doesn't even get that cold here...;)

  1. Date: 1/7/2014 8:39:00 PM
    Beautiful poem, Jennifer. I can definitely relate to the bitter cold feeling,around his time of year. Great expression in your words, enjoyable overall. Check out some of my poems, might find some you like. Peace.

  1. Date: 1/7/2014 1:43:00 PM
    - Jennifer, a powerful and very well written poem - A poem I can gladly recommend ... best quality - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver
    Date: 1/7/2014 7:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Anne my muse has been slow lately but the weather reminded me of its use today. J