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Icy Death

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Icy Death

Trapped under the ice of impending death.
An icy cold chill that holds like a vice.
You sit and you wait in your prison of ice.
The Grim Reaper's so close that you smell his breath.

You're miserable waiting to die like a fool,
And your feelings are numb from losing all care.
It gets hard to breathe...you feel lack of air,
And you sense the quick swipe of Death's sharpened tool.

But now that it's over, you feel no more pain.
You don't have to worry about torturous rain.
The ice is all gone; you are no longer caught.
You've waited and stalled, but no time has been bought.
So smile, you're dead, your life is now done,
And it was just you, not Death, that has won.

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  1. Date: 11/30/2008 3:50:00 AM
    John - Congratulations on your poem making Round One of the PSoup poetry contest! Wishing you all the best in the finals and have a Happy Holiday season. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 11/13/2008 7:51:00 AM
    Thank you for all of the wonderful comments! I wrote this 8 years ago, I still find it to be one of my best poems!

  1. Date: 11/11/2008 9:22:00 AM
    Congrats on making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/1/2008 4:09:00 PM
    John - Congrats on your poetry making it through to the next round – Great Job & God Bless

  1. Date: 10/27/2008 3:30:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round. Good luck in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/27/2008 3:09:00 PM
    Hi John Congrats on your amazing poem making the semi-finals and good luck in the finals! Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 10/4/2008 10:30:00 AM
    Congratulations of being featured this week. This is a very wonderful poem. I like the flow of this sonnet and the figurative language used to describe the images. Great job! ~Joseph

  1. Date: 10/4/2008 6:11:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/2/2008 9:49:00 AM
    Ooooh ... a good Halloween write here, John!! smile ... great imagery and a well-deserved selection featured this week at the Soup!! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 9/24/2008 7:48:00 AM
    Congratulations John on your Italian Sonnet "Icy Death" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 9/22/2008 6:11:00 AM
    Congratulations John on your great poetry being featured this week. Chilling write. Love, Shar