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Chilled Winter

Once copious, my heart, like trees lie bare.
Beneath dark skies are bursts of white despair
as winter chill takes toil down fallow road.
I can't remember warmth of times bestowed.

Take what you will from winter's stormy thrill,
but I shall hibernate in summer still.
Flamed tea nor fireplace can warm me not.
Not even spring can thaw this frigid spot.

Within this crypt, ‘neath gelid canopy,
on frozen bed, death lays and waits for me.
Slow beating pulse to hold this dormant state,
for it's my heart the frost did desecrate.

If set afire, still, I'll shiver through.
Not even flames will melt my heart like you.

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  1. Date: 12/5/2008 11:11:00 AM
    Very beautiful Celeste, I felt so sad for her, found myself hoping she would find that special flame that only love could bring. I loved the imagery you used, so creative and expressive. Thanks :) for your very kind comments. God bless, Amy

  1. Date: 12/4/2008 8:44:00 PM
    This poem is passionate in the feeling of coldness, that it gives a chill. Great job! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 12/4/2008 6:39:00 PM
    Sometimes the coldest heart throws the most heat when set on fire. Great write. Vince