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Like Ice --- THE WALTZ

"Black Ice"

Sorrow flows from the first sunrise 
Her eyes deeper than winter and rainfall
A painful combination never felt before 
At core death awaits ... Silently she begs for mercy!
Finding fault in every sunset
  after coming down from cloud nine.
She can't move  --- her body stiff
A precious Waltz --- Expires!
Coldplay and winter mist remain
Ruins of love and conniving echoes -
   - taunt her merry memories.
The auditory sensation of broken trust 
   begins to spread across the room.
Icing every thought, she sits in a rink. 

Today, she sways alone without a lullaby
In a room with no warmth 
Once a sweet symphony, now a sour moon 
Pieces of icicles break before the season turns 
At last, her heart finds a different tune
All she can remember now is the stain 
   of old shriveled lipstick on his pillow 
Unsatisfied tears turn to unseen coldness
Once in love, now hate satisfies the void 

Frostbite takes course through her poise
Midnight Summer dreams come to an end
Autumn bones are now covered by winter sleet 
Somewhere there a deadly force is waiting,
Condemning all because of one 

Lost years crumble like an avalanche 
Deep down....... 
She paints the rain like no other heartache
Leaving winter residue behind every new step
"Black Ice" around the cold canvas on her look

If you look closely, she is there 
Immobilized in a waltz, in a waltz, in a waltz

Never to linger or trust 
The "HE" that spoke of love, then melted away


Copyright © Poet Destroyer A | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 9/28/2016 7:40:00 PM

    Hi Linda, as always the emotions flow through your work. There is always a beauty found in the sadness. Love can be the greatest joy yet it can be the deepest sorrow. I have felt both emotions many times. Another excellent write from your pen. A well thought out piece Linda. One always feels your poetic words Linda. You bring out the emotions in your readers. A 7 and a fave. Hugs....Mike. XX
  1. Date: 9/28/2016 2:27:00 PM

    You don't write every day but when you do, you pull out all the stops and give us "exceptional" and nothing less, your always in my thoughts, dear PD x
  1. Date: 9/28/2016 12:27:00 PM

    Hi Linda: As always, I was in awe of this sweet and sour poetic edition of love.
  1. Date: 9/28/2016 6:41:00 AM

    Good piece but one or two thoughts... Immobilized in a waltz? Once a sweet symphony, now a sour dirge.
  1. Date: 9/28/2016 2:18:00 AM

    Beautiful write Linda. So much crammed into this it it unreal. Much deserved cudos. Regards, Craig
  1. Date: 9/28/2016 12:21:00 AM

    So many magnificent images of loss and loneliness. I'm thinking that my personal fav would be swaying with a lullaby. Well penned, much deserved high listing in the top 100. Good onya.
  1. Date: 9/28/2016 12:19:00 AM

    excellent poem, congrats on it being Honoured!
  1. Date: 9/27/2016 6:17:00 PM

    I can hear a Greek chorus reciting the lines in a tragedy. I feel it in my bones. So real.. Though sad.. So well done!
  1. Date: 9/27/2016 4:47:00 PM

    Beautiful and chilling write PDA!..."condemning all because of one"..."frostbite takes course through her poise"...great lines, can so relate! the way, she doesn't have to "sway alone without a lullaby" just so happens I have one, should you find time to visit. Sincerely the poet/songwriter:)
  1. Date: 9/27/2016 3:02:00 PM

    Dearest Linda: I especially related to the auditory sensation of broken trust. It really does spread out from you. I have experienced that exact reaction. Gave me goosebumps to read your poem. The metaphors are wonderful and your imagery speaks to the heart. Loved always, SuZ
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  1. Date: 9/27/2016 2:13:00 PM

    Wow !!!! Love your poem
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  1. Date: 9/26/2016 11:16:00 PM

    You use amazing metaphors in this work! Good job! You are the most popular poet on the site! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
  1. Date: 9/26/2016 5:02:00 PM

    I enjoyed this and know I will have to read it again. Thank you for sharing. And congrats on POTD.
  1. Date: 9/26/2016 4:00:00 PM

    Interesting work..Enjoyed reading it..There is a sadness that seems to haunt the lines..Thanx for dropping by..Sara
  1. Date: 9/26/2016 3:24:00 PM

    PD, it is so good to see you have put up this latest poem! And you gave one flavored with many great images! i loved the way you had her "immobilized" in a waltz. So clever! Always such creativity when you give us your free verse, PD. a big SEVEN
  1. Date: 9/26/2016 9:35:00 AM

    Hello my dearest sis-bff! Sadness, heartaches, pains and love loss are superbly portrayed and expressed in your poem. I was totally subdued and compelled to read every line. You’re really a super amazing poet! I’m so grateful, so happy and excited to read again from you. My Warmest CONGRATS for both being a well-deserved POTD and this outstanding piece! Many Hugs from me!<3lots, 4ever Sis-Bff, Leonora
  1. Date: 9/26/2016 7:45:00 AM

    Excellent. Amazing write dear Linda. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks fro sharing it.
  1. Date: 9/26/2016 7:41:00 AM

    Did I mention I love this write?
  1. Date: 9/26/2016 7:40:00 AM

    Oh yeah...also...Always!
  1. Date: 9/26/2016 7:39:00 AM

    Where you been hiding. Lots of love, armand.
  1. Date: 9/26/2016 7:37:00 AM

    Just brilliant Linda. A Super Fav!
  1. Date: 9/26/2016 7:09:00 AM

    Cryptically Felt & intellectually relatable! Congratulations! To mirror one's truly a gift! Xxxooo
  1. Date: 9/25/2016 11:32:00 PM

    Big congratulations on POTD Linda!
  1. Date: 9/25/2016 11:20:00 PM

    Love may melt into confused tears, yet water the rich soil of souls Linda. Love can bud anew with every season's waltz. I admire how beautifully you show the saddness that can be, in the most natural and majestic of things...J.A.B.
  1. Date: 9/25/2016 8:52:00 PM

    Cold, hopeless, drained of every bit of love and longing. A great write! Congrats on POTD. ~Cindi~
  1. Date: 9/25/2016 8:51:00 PM

  1. Date: 9/25/2016 8:31:00 PM

    Congratulations on POTD.
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