Frost (Weekly Prompt)

Fire & Ice 390

Frozen in time
not quite alive but still breathing
telling everyone I’m fine
Requiem of silence
without the beating of your heart
without your thunder to match mine
Over and over I search
reaching, calling, hoping to see
those beautiful eyes reflecting
the love you see in me
Say you will return to me
When all the ice is gone
When the sun breaks through these clouds
and our hearts begin to thaw
Together we view this world
through technicolour crystals of winter wonder
praying early Spring to break the spell we’re under


About Ionia Froment

book blogger and reviewer, mother of four boys, classical pianist and amateur photographer. I love reading, writing, music and learning to cook new and unusual dishes. You can usually find me with my nose buried in a book unless I have the opportunity to be walking on the beach collecting seashells:)

23 comments on “Frost (Weekly Prompt)

  1. This is beautiful. And…he will…

  2. Very nicely done and very clever to spell out the word frost so precisely, yet hidden away. I loved it. You are one creative lady.

  3. amazingly written! So much depth and meaning in those words:)

  4. Amazing poem. The part about ‘telling everyone you’re fine’ is really powerful because that’s how most people function. We seem to be raised to hide pain and emotions behind the word ‘fine’. Wonder if anyone believes that word any more.

  5. Very deep interpretation of grief. The response to the question, “how are you?” is hedged by the amount of time we want to share our problems. Sometimes,”I’m fine” is to escape the retelling and the memory. really thoughtful poem.

  6. Loved the F R O S T part, really cleverly done, fab read 🙂

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  8. I missed this. I feel so bad. 😦

    You are really one of the most amazing poets I have ever read.

  9. ! Came back to say this is just as beautiful as it was when I read it earlier this week…

  10. I cannot believe I didn’t comment on this originally. I know we talked about it. It is amazing and beautiful. Such power and emotion that you are able to evoke. Congratulations.

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