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Below is the poem entitled UNHOLY which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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As though this wind tunnels below skin,
as though grey has filtered the palette of inner horizon,
winter has whipped me into trembling submission 

The cold rolls off my now clipped tongue,
numbs more than ravaged fingertips,
lunges for the heart,
enters even there

A toll of bitter frost,
no calm here, no pretty postcard scene,
no silent night, no jingle bells,
no boughs of holly, no lights, no angels,
only a hoary grip

There are tears in my eyes,
cracks on my bloodless lips,
a chill settles low on shell-shocked hips
and roughens tender thighs
Feet and thoughts slip on black ice,
pellets pelt both mood and face
a thousand shades of lifeless stone have savagely encased
what was verdant, what once grew within

Curse this month
and just let the damned thaw begin

copyright Cyndi MacMillan

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  1. Date: 3/25/2014 7:08:00 AM
    Hi Cyndi- cracks on my bloodless lips. Will spring come? Seems like it always has before, but the fear obscures the hope. I just now found the home page. What a dunce. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 3/24/2014 7:42:00 PM
    Congratulations on being featured with this blast at winter. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 3:27:00 PM
    I don't want this poem on PoemZoo either!! : D