I’m trying something different today. Something that I haven’t dabbled much in. Something that, when I’ve attempted it, has thoroughly kicked my butt. I’m posting a poem I wrote.
While I’ve studied poetry, I never had too much interest in writing it. Those times I’ve had to for class, I struggled to put words together to create a dense, but flowing story, a story that was supposed to sound like music, but always seemed to clatter loudly.
This poem came together by piecemeal. After many edits, my fingers are crossed that the image and message I want to convey is received. Let me know what you think!
Frozen in Silk
Do you dare shout?
Do you dare sing?
Do you dare breathe?
Or are you forever holding your breath,
staring straight ahead,
a living statue.
Do you ever dance?
Do you ever laugh?
Do you ever see me?
Or do you stare through me,
never seeing what I hold in my hands,
a heart that beats less and less,
a breath that is turning cold;
I am freezing with you.
Soon we will be together,
two statues, a Romeo and a Juliet,
frozen just before their time-shattering deaths.
encased in ice made of satin and silk.
One day the ice may break, and
we may be free to walk hand-in-hand.
But for now we wait,
sleeping an endless sleep.
(Photo courtesy of Shutter Runner.)