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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: 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.

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 7:46:00 AM
    Goodness, when I go, I have no desire to remain lingering in a cemetery. LOL You've heard the old adage...I must be about my father's business?... the business of life. very nicely written poem. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 6:14:00 PM
    Kelly, this poem brings new meaning to lonely. Emptiness entered my heart as I read this well crafted post. Your compliance with the rhyming scheme seems to come so effortlessly. Way to Go! You continue to amaze me.... Jake

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  1. Date: 9/12/2013 5:30:00 PM
    Ok, this piece is just all kinds of beautiful and awesome, and trust me, I am not pandering to your ego because you are giving me good reviews; this poem made me feel the cold in the marrow of my bones. Every stanza is sheer perfection, but you had me hooked with the very first few lines. I especially loved how you used "mourning". All your rhymes are tight, succinct and flow fluidly. I'm jealous of this piece because it's just that good, Added to my faves :)

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    Date: 9/12/2013 5:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Also adding you to my fave poets ;)