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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.

Copyright © Kelly Deschler

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  1. Date: 5/8/2015 4:52:00 PM
    Hi Kelly, I wrote an echo for this. Thanks! The wind echoes “The eulogy I will give” The stars pronounce “The tears we will shed” The moon utters “The loss I will mourn” The snow does say “The burial I will do” The tree does speak “I silent vigil I will hold” The winter says nothing for it is the father of woe.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/10/2015 2:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Rob, thank you for this. Its an honor that someone thought so highly of my poem and wanted to write an echo... Beautifully done, by the way :)
  1. Date: 5/6/2015 3:39:00 AM
    Cool imagery but this is kinda sad Kelly. Congratulations! You deserved your win! :)

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/8/2015 12:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Lei. Your kind comments and congrats are much appreciated!
  1. Date: 5/5/2015 5:18:00 PM
    a sad one fits in so well with the winter theme, Kelly.Big congrats on top spot.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/6/2015 7:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Andrea. Your kind congrats and comments are very much appreciated!
  1. Date: 5/4/2015 7:30:00 PM
    Kelly..this is amazing. I feel the cold, the darkness the isolation. I am thee on the frozen ground with the moon. Makes me want to write. this is a 7+. Thank you so much.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/6/2015 6:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for your kind words, Rob. I'm glad that you were able to feel the loneliness and despair that I wanted to express in this poem. It would be so sad to be forgotten...
  1. Date: 5/4/2015 11:38:00 AM
    such a touching heartfelt poem with amazing imagery -many congrats on your 1st place Kelly :-) Hugs Jan xx

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/6/2015 3:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Jan. Your kind congrats and comments are very much appreciated! Hugs :)
  1. Date: 5/4/2015 10:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent and deserving top winning piece my very dear friend, Kelly! Hugs and cheers! love lots, Leonora

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/6/2015 2:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, dear Leonora. Your kind congrats and comments are very much appreciated! Hugs :)
  1. Date: 5/4/2015 9:15:00 AM
    LQQK AT YOU....KELLY DESCHLER!....YOU GO GIRL!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/6/2015 1:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Judy. Your encouraging comments are much appreciated!
  1. Date: 5/4/2015 8:50:00 AM
    Congrats on your first place win Kelly

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/6/2015 1:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Joseph. Your kind congrats are much appreciated!
  1. Date: 5/4/2015 6:32:00 AM
    Very deep, dark, and expressed so well in poetic imagery, Kelly. Congratulations on your well-deserved First Place win! Hugs, Sandra

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/6/2015 1:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Sandra. You're kind congrats and comments are very much appreciated!
  1. Date: 5/4/2015 3:57:00 AM
    Love your work Kelly. A lonely wretched soul you have created, a fabulous write indeed. Congrats

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/5/2015 7:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm happy that you enjoyed it, Mark. Your kind comments are very much appreciated!
  1. Date: 5/3/2015 11:01:00 PM
    A worthy winner indeed! Congrats and take care.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/5/2015 6:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind congrats and comments, Keith! Take care :)
  1. Date: 5/3/2015 10:30:00 PM
    Thank you so much for this. I love it. Deep, Congratulations on your win. Thanks for the support. SKAT

  1. Date: 3/5/2015 2:08:00 AM
    Kelly.. When it comes to dark you were the darkest with this amazing first place winner.. Deep congrats!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 3/11/2015 1:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Dave. I appreciate your nice comments and congrats! :)
  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 :)
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