Andrea Dietrich


A Tale of Fire and Ice


Part I: Ice

He shines like silver midnight moon -
cool marble statue, this tycoon.
And though he makes the ladies swoon,
of ice he's hewn.; of ice he's hewn.

He's poker-faced and can deceive
competitors and can achieve
most anything, but can't conceive
of Genevieve, of Genevieve.

Like Neptune, distant from the sun -
relationships he chose to shun.
He thought the search for love was done.
He has no one; he has no one.

Now love's allure has come his way.
What will he do? What will he say?
Will he grab hold, beg love to stay,
or let it stray? Or let it stray?

Part II: Fire

This dragoness disguised in lace -
passion's flower with angel's face,
precisely picks the time and place
each dream to chase, each dream to chase.

Like ink the color red, she stains
the hearts of those whose love she drains,
and then she leaves when naught remains
No lust she feigns; no lust she feigns.

And now there's one who would suffice.
For him alone, she'd sacrifice
her everything, so he of ice
she must entice, she must entice.

So Genevieve now strikes the flame.
Will man of ice his love proclaim?
Beneath her fire and his cold frame,
they're both the same. They're both the same.

Submitted: Sunday, September 15, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 16, 2013

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  • Gold Star - 4,840 Points Savita Tyagi (10/30/2013 7:06:00 AM)

    Absolutely beautiful. congratulations for such an amazing write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points Charles Monroe (10/29/2013 1:43:00 PM)

    'Top One-Hundred Poets Club'
    Out of Thousands and thousands of Poems online
    Mine was number sixty-five.
    Poet with a Thousand Kills
    But with weak promotion skills.
    Poem Hunters lose their way
    And, at times, become the prey
    All is fair in War and Love
    Top One-Hundred Poets Club.
    All contestants orchestrated
    Or perhaps they're all related
    Smiling proud with Pen in Hand
    We remain the Underrated.
    It will take a thousand Poets
    Just to help you stay afloat
    But nothing beats the satisfaction
    To receive an honest Vote.
    Poem Hunts the lamest Ducks
    I Searched You a thousand bucks
    Poison Ink reigns from above
    Top One-hundred Poets Club

    P.X

    #65 Charles Monroe


    Novus Ordo Seclorum (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan (10/17/2013 10:57:00 PM)

    Dear Andrea, yours is one of the better poems I saw in the entire contest. Your poem reminded me of the style employed by Terry O'Leary in his poem The Stone. You have a definite natural talent. You may actually win a prize! ! ! Wish you all the best for the contest. But you cannot predict anything in an Online Contest like this - which can be easily manipulated by cyber savvy poets! ! (See my poem Poem Hunter Contest Final just to have an idea of how a contest can be manipulated...) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jennifer Walker (10/17/2013 8:09:00 AM)

    Simply beautiful. Love the rhythmic flow. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Poppy Herrin (10/16/2013 6:05:00 PM)

    This flows beautifully. Really enjoyed reading it! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,586 Points Bri Edwards (9/26/2013 4:01:00 PM)

    i like it! i give it a very good score. intriguing story. i just noticed HOW good the rhyming is (i've been reading poems while talking on the phone!)
    i just read it again. now i'll give it excellent. :) thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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