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The Dead Of Winter

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The Dead Of Winter

Here under the cold winter sun,
Beneath the old, lifeless tree,
My winter mourning has begun,
When no one comes to visit me.

Left out here on the edge of town,
Underneath the gray and gloomy sky,
In a lonely cemetery, with not a soul around,
Where every lone wintertime, I cry.

As I lay here, frozen and numb,
Crystal snowflakes are falling down,
The dead of winter has finally come,
Like icy teardrops upon the ground.

The wind howls like a lonely, lost spirit,
Through grass overgrown this December,
And it still hurts me to hear it,
That nobody even came here to remember.

Icicles have formed on the iron gate,
And the days now become dark so soon,
Forever sealing in my forgotten fate,
My only friend is the bright, shining moon.

And so I'll just lie here all alone,
No one will come until the spring,
And while you are staying, warm at home,
No one has left me flowers or anything.

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  1. Date: 2/27/2015 12:40:00 AM
    Beautiful imagery Kelly...specially the last 'anything' sounds like abject hopelessness of death. Congratulations on the win!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 3/1/2015 10:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the nice comments and congrats. I appreciate them very much!
  1. Date: 2/24/2015 7:22:00 AM
    Excellent write, Kelly...starting with a perfect title. Your imagery transmits the cold, dark, dreary atmosphere that you had in mind to depict. Congrats on a much deserved win. hugs // paul

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/28/2015 4:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the kind congrats, Paul. I appreciate your nice comments so much! hugs :)
  1. Date: 2/22/2015 9:45:00 PM
    Congrats on your win Kelly with this dark and sad piece

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/28/2015 1:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Joseph. I appreciate your kind congrats!
  1. Date: 2/22/2015 8:34:00 PM
    A very dark, and clever poem, from the title to the conclusion, a winner all the way. Congrats.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/28/2015 1:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Scott. I really appreciate the nice comments and congrats!
  1. Date: 2/22/2015 8:04:00 PM
    Very gothic! Congrad's on your win. Light & love

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/28/2015 1:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you once again for your nice comments and congrats!
  1. Date: 2/22/2015 7:52:00 PM
    Congratulations for n your top win Kelly!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/28/2015 12:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Rick. It's an honor to share top placement with you and Scott!
  1. Date: 2/22/2015 7:01:00 PM
    Kelly, such a heart wrenching personification of a departed soul left alone in the cold of winter. Brought tears to my eyes...Congratulations on your win. Hugs, Sandra

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/26/2015 9:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Too often, those who've passed away are forgotten about. It saddens me to see a gravesite being neglected and I wanted that feeling to come through in this poem... Thank you for your nice comments and kind congrats, Sandra :)
  1. Date: 2/22/2015 5:45:00 PM
    this is awesome. SKAT

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/26/2015 3:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, SKAT. I'm happy that you liked it :)
  1. Date: 2/22/2015 5:24:00 PM
    Kelly, thank you for the entry. Nate

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/26/2015 3:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for sponsoring a contest where dark poetry is appreciated. It really made my day when I saw my name at the top of your list, Nathan!
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 6:01:00 PM
    Kelly What a sad and heart wrenching write. You tugged at the readers heartstrings and made them shed a tear. What a painful lonely existence Nice job Thanks for the awesome comment on my Exiting Life poem.

  1. Date: 11/25/2013 6:06:00 PM
    Ahh!! I like the way that you gave life the departed..Sad work but it is so true many times..Thanks for the visits to my work..Sara

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 6:47:00 PM
    This is one great write Kelly, it painted a deep picture in my heart...Very well done....Peter

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 6:16:00 PM
    Hi Kelly, thank you for the soup... I will have it ready before Turkey day.. LOL... . ;) Congratulation, on your winning fantasy poem... Sending Smiles. *LINDA*

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 12:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on the fine win, kelly

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 11:24:00 PM
    wonderful rhythmn and solid content, kelly.. sweet congrats!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 9:28:00 PM
    Great abab rhyming and flow. A deep loneliness pervades this wintry scene, with stark, arresting imagery. Well done, Kelly!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 11:56:00 AM
    I've been moved by the stillness of your grave, a charming poem with a dark quality nicely done I will leave a single red rose. On this internet stone so as one does not feel so alone. Bravo on this write and for your comments.

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 8:25:00 AM
    Yep, it has that same essence of his poetry and the one of mine that you just saw. I LOVE it.

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 8:24:00 AM
    hey, I took your suggestion and came to see this one you said was similar to mine. I saw your first comment here was from Archaic poet. He really loves this one and I know why: it's gotta be like HIS themes!!! Now I will read it through and see what I think.

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 5:47:00 PM
    Your poem is touching dear Kelly. I'm back so I hope to be catching up on your work. I only wrote one poem so far and posted here due to being quite busy at work.

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