Treasure Island

Midnights Voice

(November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

Poem in Blue


The cold winter winds come
From my heart,
Chilling skin, frosting windows
With my breath.

Always winter within
The snow blows so cold
Next to my heart.
Memories are covered,
Drifted down,
Buried, but sometimes
It feels (burried)

The chill lies in a line of fire
Piercing everything
Even the bones of marrow
As snow plows harrow a row
So we can be, '' must on the go ''

Damned there be one spark of warmth
One thought of a living green
The smiles of believing dreams
Or skies of summer blue

Submitted: Monday, October 07, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, October 08, 2013

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  • Roseann Shawiak (10/23/2013 10:00:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem, it made me think of my childhood in New Jersey during the winter. Loved the winter as a child, now not so much, that's why I'm living in Arizona. This is a feel good poem of remembrance. Thank you for sharing it. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Noreen Carden (10/15/2013 6:52:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem beautiful words put together to create a terrific story
    Well done you (Report) Reply

  • Louis Cecile (10/13/2013 1:58:00 AM)

    This capture the thought as we change season very well. The hope for warmer days as we live in the present that is colder. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (10/12/2013 9:20:00 PM)

    The smiles of believing dreams, such a beautifil line. You set a great chilling scene (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (10/8/2013 8:39:00 AM)

    Damned there be one spark of warmth
    One thought of a living green
    The winter blue is cold indeed. Beautiful poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (10/8/2013 6:11:00 AM)

    An emotion packed poem, sometimes we can't see the warmth for the cold,
    but it does get through in the end. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (10/8/2013 5:44:00 AM)

    And the snow cover my soul
    My body all white hold
    Ice man may look like me
    Frozen, unmoved, heartless
    Stun by the memory of December
    Mid July may frozen in me now
    From feeling blue, but in poem it does_Soul (Report) Reply

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