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Frozen items need some time
So surfaces may soften.
In the center, they may stay
Rock-hard - it happens often.

Microwaves may hasten things
So you won’t have to wait,
If you’re very hungry or
In case you’re running late.

Food is easy to defrost – 
Unwrap it and you start,
But feelings don’t respond as well
When ice is in your heart.

It may take a lot of work
When boundaries have been crossed
To melt the anger and the hurt
And let your heart defrost.

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  1. Date: 3/4/2013 2:48:00 PM
    Misconstrued, falsly accused, the soul gets bruised if the hearts abused.

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 5:45:00 PM
    what a great comparison , defrosting of food with a heart!! Much enjoyed this. You are always so creative.

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 8:34:00 PM
    So very true. You did a great job of describing everything. I'll remember to pop my heart in the mike next time I need a defrost.

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 6:40:00 PM
    I love these comparisons.....So true, so true!! Clever poem and wise advce!

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 11:09:00 AM do you do it! I LOVE IT! Really...awesome awesome awesome write. In my favorites it goes! Hugs!

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 10:43:00 AM
    I use a microwave oven for the most part. My heart is a little more "icy" than it used to be. Intresting read! Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 10:30:00 AM
    Wise words from my favorite news correspondent...enjoyed, John. A microwave to thaw a frozen heart - now there's an invention worth looking into:-)

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 10:28:00 AM
    You have good analogies here with appropriate descriptiveness and rhyming. Good job Ilene.