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FROZEN - A collaboration with Michelle Mac Donald


The frozen sap of mirthless trees,
The fractured flow of icy streams.

The howling wind that claws at life, 
The forest shrouded in endless white.

Skeletal ice hangs from warm lit homes,
....brittle fingers, glacial bones!

Gibbous moon with light unclean, 
Casting shadows barely seen.

Wide tongues of sleet lick hands and feet, 
Frost etched people on lacquered streets.

Witches Sabbat the darkest rite,
All doors are barred on Halloween night!

Children sleeping, tucked tight in bed,
While witches brooms fly overhead.

Cock’s crow sounds in the dark of night,
Putting the cabal to frenzied flight!

The children waken then start to yawn,
Their smiling faces greet the new dawn.

Copyright © Shane Cooper | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 11/22/2016 9:29:00 AM

Hey Shane, I hope I haven't frozen the ink in your pen.:( I hear the Madhatter, is now hatless; needs your to help find it. I don't have kaleidoscope eyes, you know?:) It's only Uncle Sam who can keep track of you, and the Soup A-hole, I suppose. =/ He is certainly stalking me.
Date: 10/15/2016 5:40:00 PM

Great write, Shane. This collaboration flowed together very well. It's a great poem.
Date: 10/15/2016 5:14:00 PM

Outstanding collaboration! Felt every frost and tingle.... A 7 for sure!
Date: 10/13/2016 9:05:00 AM

Thank you Shane for giving me the privilege of writing this collaboration with you!:) Love to you my friend, Mikki
Date: 10/13/2016 8:35:00 AM

I've just commented on Michelle's poem - absolutely outstanding imagery Shane - its so good to see you posting again:-) if you have time check out my limerick contest:-) hugs Jan xx7 and faves

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