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Love Bites

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Love Bites

Love bites like the first frost in late autumn.
It kills whatever flowers have survived since summer ended.
The frost slowly seeps into the stem, totally consumes the petals,
then when it least expects it,
freezes them, biting deep into the roots, 
and choking it to death.
Eventually leaving nothing but a dead, rotted weed.

My love for you was like that flower,
and like that flower my heart was wild and free.
Until, one day when I was frost bitten, by your love for me,
which like that frost, was cold and uncaring.

Love bites like frost to a flower.
It hurts everything in it's path.
You know it's coming, and there is no way to stop it.
Nothing lasts forever.





Written by: Kelly Deschler   motif: nature & philosophical    (old poem)

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  1. Date: 3/20/2014 5:10:00 AM

    Well penned write and congratulations on the fine win, Kelly. Thanks for my placement in your contest

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler Date: 3/20/2014 7:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much, Dr. Ram!...You're welcome. It was an honor to have you in my contest. Thanks for entering! :)
  1. Date: 3/20/2014 4:25:00 AM

    - Congratulations on your win in the contest sponsored by Giorgio A.V. - A wonderful win poem from you Kelly ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler Date: 3/20/2014 7:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, Anne Lise! I'm happy that you enjoyed my poem. :)
  1. Date: 3/20/2014 1:04:00 AM

    Kelly, Congrats, awesome win! ~SKAT~

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler Date: 3/20/2014 3:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, SKAT! I appreciate it very much. :)
  1. Date: 3/19/2014 10:59:00 PM

    Kelly, Impressive like the themes. Congratulations on your win. :) Love ~LINDA

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler Date: 3/20/2014 3:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Linda! I do appreciate you stopping by. :)
  1. Date: 1/14/2014 6:07:00 AM

    I think this is one of my favorites from you Kelly. I just realized I placed a comment on this but I forgot to add a fav for this. Ps. I often go for poems with lots of emotions in it and this one just stands out for me.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler Date: 1/15/2014 6:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much, Mustapha. I really do appreciate the fav! I do tend to write with a lot of emotion in my poems, because I feel that true poetry should come from the heart and the soul. It also makes it more real for the reader, if they can feel what I felt when it was written. :)
  1. Date: 11/17/2013 11:03:00 PM

    A very lovely write you have penned here Kelly. Beautiful in it's sadness...Well done my friend....Peter

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 9:43:00 PM

    These words are powerfully sad and painful. A love gone wrong before it could even bloom. Nice job Thanks for the very sweet comment on my Electrifying Emotion poem

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 10:43:00 AM

    very dark and haunting. a strong poem Kelly. (sadly now I have Def Leppard in my head and it's your fault!)

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler Date: 9/18/2013 4:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I admit it that I was, and still am a fan of Def Leppard! And I think, at least the title of this poem was inspired by their song "Love Bites" :)
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 4:15:00 AM

    WOW EXCELLENT PIECE I HAVE ONE RIGHT UP YOUR AVENUE BLACK DRAGON

  1. Date: 9/3/2013 2:02:00 PM

    ouch! Kelly, I wish love came with rules. the first rule... love is forever. ..like the comparison in the first few lines..have a nice day...linda

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 2:33:00 AM

    - Kelly, love the imagery your in this wonderful poem. - Beautiful comparison , and true. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 9:33:00 PM

    OH THAT WAS AN EXCELLENT PIECE BITING IN THE DEPTHS BEAUTIFUL THE APPLE IN THE GARDEN ONE I WROTE BY THE NAME TEMPTATION

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 7:41:00 PM

    Kelly, I love your metaphors of Frost and Love when it bites. So true. Wishing you a great night. Hugs and love, Gail

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 4:41:00 PM

    Excellent poem Kelly, thanks for sharing....peter

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 4:33:00 PM

    That was a potent illustration Kelly. I don't often use illustrations in my work but I do like using it at times to get my point across effectively. The imagery is lovely also. I like it.