Treasure Island

Adrian Wait

(A Long while ago / England)

Winter Nights……


What is this feeling within my heart;
Concealed by daylight hours, in a shroud of taut restraint.
Winter evenings consume, yesterdays pursue me,
Smiling, speaking, acting – I can cope, I can cope….
An injured heart bares healing in the nearness of love,
Yet love becomes frigid when winter sweeps in, I am alone.
The world is cold, my heart laments in fearful silence
Winter, winter, where are your friends? ,
Betrayed by the sheath of night, rejoicing in decay
In scornful silence, reflecting on unfulfilled dreams,
Dreading the night, enduring the day. Winter.

Hopes and Dreams, rest upon a cradle of love,
Unconditional, fruitful, forbearing, eternal,
Winter steals, freezes, and denies.
To be alone in this season, is to be alone,
No voices, no echoes, no gentle memories shared.
A solitary tree yielding to an unfeeling winter,
Surrendering its leaves to winters steel sky.
Fleeting Sunshine, stolen, lacking of kindness, or warmth
Sheets of invasive rain, such unforgiving indifference
Winter is reconciliation without forgiveness
Yet, it is the door to Spring, and the resurrection of hope.

Submitted: Monday, May 10, 2004

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  • Ben Gieske (11/2/2007 8:10:00 AM)

    The thought of winter is usually very negative. I found these two poems very positive in contrast and a more satisfying way to think of winter:


    'Winter's Summer' by venkatesh magaraj and 'A Winter's Solstice II' by Ivan Donn Carswell. If you choose the winter category for various poems they will come up on page one. (Report) Reply

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