Frozen [repost]

Cold purple dawn

You were wine and warm nights,
Fire-streaked sunsets,
Crackling conversation.
I was cold violet dawn,
Quiet morning walks,
Soft spongy footsteps.

I showed you the broken
Ice on the river,
Where the mud ugly water
Flowed underneath.
Sunlight shattered
Into rainbows on shards.

You left me soon after
For someone happy and chatty,
Picnics and laughter.
I return to the river–
It’s all frozen over.
The rainbows are gone.


Written for the Daily Echo
Image credit to Sue Vincent (RIP).

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23 responses to “Frozen [repost]

  1. Very beautifully written, a poignant poem

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  2. Oh! I found this really moving. Beautiful!

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  3. Definitely speaks to the core.
    Beautifully vulnerable.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Hitting it out of the park, girl! Beautiful!

    And Cracklin’s loss. There’s magic in ice rainbows.

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  5. Very moving Paula, well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Surfaces attract, but only the depths can hold…

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  8. Beautifully written, full of love and heartbreak. 💔

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  9. I love this Paula! A wonderful write 🙂💕

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  11. Heartbreakingly beautiful, Paula

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