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Fire And Ice

Rating: 4.4

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Amanda Blake 15 February 2012

it's from twilight. on the first or second page it says this poem

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Gabby J 27 July 2012

It might be short but this poem is the best poem that i've seen by mr. frost and its partly because im a twi-hard so i absolutely love twilight please don't judge me :)

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Stephan J 08 March 2012

He's also comparing two eschatology’s (beliefs about the end of the world) one is that the world will be Judged by God … the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.2 Peter 3: 7 the second is the more atheistic view that the Universe is going to go on and on and eventually die what's called a heat death. Meaning that the Universe will expand to the point that all the energy is so distributed it's just a frozen wasteland. http: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_death_of_the_universe So since he sides with those who favor fire he does think God is gonna wipe the slate clean one day, and bring justice to this world. But he's saying, even if He doesnt, and there's no God, no meaning, no life, no love no desire no Truth, no nothing, then the coldness of mans heart will just as surely bring an end to all things just like the coldness of the Universe will. Spiritnword.blogspot.com

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Mel S 25 November 2013

I'd say that the fire of desire he's talking about is the desire for things or people we can never have...The burn of jealousy, the green eyed monster that covets everything. It is the greedy possesivness that leads to some destroying what they love rather than letting it go to another. Ice is the cold hate that freezes hearts solid, pushing anything but it's ice out and locking everything into a hopeless, vicious cycle. Either one, if let to run unchecked, can and will destroy worlds.

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Jairus Stupid Head 26 January 2015

i like girls and i have a couple of them for sale if you want any

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DepG 28 September 2021

good poem

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Nabakishore Dash 19 August 2021

Touched my heart, well drafted and true.

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14 14 June 2021

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A poem of great depth. Very perceptive.

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Edgar Allan Poe 12 March 2021

0/10, wouldn't read again, smh. You should check out my best poem, The Raven, it's pretty lit, no cap

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