Midnights Voice

(November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

Frozen Ice / Frozen Love

We always had snow by Halloween
First clear cold sunshine in the morning
Turning to clouds, blankets of grey callico
by the afternoon's scorning

There would be no wind as
The evening darkness was dim
And I waited for the first cold
Purest flakes to slip on in

Down to the pond as the flakes fell faster
Down to test the icing I trudged
I felt belonging in my winter whiteout
Hoping to find more than slush

Once young, I was in love
But found out how one
Could hand you
A broken heart

Shattered pieces of love
burn your hands
Like shards of frozen ice
Frozen love

To my amazement, delight
The water smooth had frozen fast
A tender tap and no crack
And now a stomp, it's holding to last

Futher out I ventured
Dissipating all fear
Soon I was running, sliding everywhere
All joy, no room for tears

Frozen ice will hold you
But by spring she will leave you
Frozen love, smooth, clear
Covered by pure fallen flakes

In the darkness of illumination
The flakes ceased and the stars came out
In my darkness now I felt a warmness
All is white including frozen ice

Submitted: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 16, 2013

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Memories of Spokane, Washington 1959

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  • Unwritten Soul (9/29/2013 6:16:00 AM)

    Frozen ice, can melt it in a cup you can take sip it again
    How much we can revive other else
    Frozen love, if it melt again will it back to heart again
    and how much we can do
    To help frozen heart, will it be beating again after long it silent?

    A nice poem, very good write like usual. A pinch of memory to share a flavor in a life bowl_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (9/26/2013 8:20:00 PM)

    frozen ice and frozen love. but in the spring both will melt and be liquid again. a lovely write Thomas. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (9/19/2013 9:00:00 PM)

    Ice and love are both often unpredictable but as a child you learned to be resilient - great analogy. (Report) Reply

  • Dee Corpolongo (9/18/2013 12:51:00 PM)

    Ahhh! Just what I mean about you! 'Amazing' on how you can compare frozen ice to love
    and find a compatible connection, as with many of your creative poems.....Amazing....and
    oh so good. Great poem, Thomas! Again! (Report) Reply

  • Noreen Carden (9/18/2013 12:08:00 PM)

    Hi Thomas a great poem i love the comparison between the frozen ice and frozen love
    well written (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (9/17/2013 6:11:00 AM)

    True talent in your words Thomas. I do not know about Spokane but I do know the greatness of these words. So glad I dropped by (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (9/16/2013 9:09:00 PM)

    Frozen ice will hold you
    But by spring she will leave you
    Frozen love, smooth, clear
    Covered by pure fallen flakes- - - - - - - -mesmerizing lines to be quoted when love will fall under the word Emergency. (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/16/2013 1:10:00 PM)

    Where there is darkness there is light analogy extended in nice way words with the sadness tub..hub //beautiful Once young, I was in love
    But found out how one
    Could hand you
    A broken heart thank you (Report) Reply

  • Sallam Yassin (9/16/2013 11:43:00 AM)

    peace and hope come
    out of dark
    when we gain
    the harmony with time
    and wisdom we light
    in dims of night (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (9/16/2013 6:53:00 AM)

    'Shattered pieces of love
    burn your hands
    Like shards of frozen ice
    Frozen love'

    Beautiful lines ! ! Nice analogy between frozen ice and frozen love! Then as years roll by, we learn to outlive the disappointment without angry convulsions or reproach... Finally illumination comes when stars peep out and all is white! A great write! ! ' (Report) Reply

  • Poetheart Morgan (9/15/2013 10:40:00 AM)

    Here i see a poem of a wise man and poet. For each one of us has a special word that touch us.
    I have to read and re-read it and in a time all beautiful of your words reach me suddenly on my heart and words can not explain the pleasure.
    And i have to agree with the poetess Geetha, you are the most respected and Loved one. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/15/2013 4:10:00 AM)

    Awesome...this poem combination of both nature and emotions are carried out very well...telling of frozen love, melting ones too. Beautiful way is presented.
    Definitely a powerful poem indeed. Loved it.
    I got so much inspirations from this poem that I wrote a poem Enlightenment and You! and took few words of nature from your valuable poem.

    Sir, thank you for many Inspiring comments for my poems..I respect your powerful words and each comments of your shows your indepth knowledge in any thing whether be life or nature. Definitely you are the most respected and loved one in PH.
    I value your suggestions a lot.
    If possible, please have a glance at my poem....Enlightenment and You!
    Appreciate your valuable time.Thank you! (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (9/14/2013 5:20:00 PM)

    the imagery in this poem is delightful to read. I enjoyed the metaphors very much One of your very best. love it (Report) Reply

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