Thursday, January 3, 2008

Frostbite



Fighting the wind chill -
I trudged through knee-deep snow
My frame arched in battle!


Bitter cold outside, chilling freeze inside
Layers of clothes sandwiched in between -
Enriching warmth nowhere in site!


Plodding and panting I wade along,
a blanketed icicle -
Unwilling, refusing to melt!


Touched my nose then stopped in fright -
I feel nothing, the terror arise!
Dear Lord in heaven, will I survive?


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In response to the prompt from One Deep Breath.
Also in response to the theme for Write Stuff
Poetry Contest. Like this any? Then come back
on Jan 11th and ...
Poetry Contest at take2max.com/writing
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11 comments:

spacedlaw said...

Good fun!

lissa said...

I like the last part - a somewhat fun but scary end.

tumblewords said...

Frosted nose is not a good thing! Grin. This is sure an energetic piece - lots of tension and brrrrr.!

Just Jen said...

I feel so bad for the guy! I want to find him and give him lots of warm blankets and a warm fire!
I feel like him walking to the park with the boys...lol

Square1 said...

For some reason this reminds me of descritpions of blizzard in Old West stories. I love the tone you captured here.

LittleWing said...

described it to a T...im freezing, and long for a fire....

Sandy Carlson said...

I'm a human icicle, too! God bless.

pia said...

remind me as I'm rather scattered these days--living in a renovation to sell--uh--have to keep explaining to the contractor--"I'm not going to be living here. Basics only" Which sounds as if it were in horrible shape--it was so nice but things needed to be brought up to code--I was sold it that way and didn't know--NY prewar flood damage took drastic tool and other things

Anyway I love this poem. Was out all day Thursday---with friends--getting that last bit of post holiday/birthday, not mine, celebrating--and yes it was like that!!!!

So remind me to vote for you--better yet leave a comment at 3WW--and ask people to plug you--or I will ask and plug :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

I enjoyed reading these and can totally relate to the last one, that happened to me the other day!

Prats said...

that was a very lively poem.

paisley said...

oh ul,,, i am just now making my way thru the poems in the contest,,, this is so lovely.... i don't know how i missed it!!!!!