poet Barry Middleton

Barry Middleton

Fireball Or Icecloud

the rain is pouring down
a sweet but mournful sound
but no one has to die amid the flood

we know the end will come
we'll hear the beating drum
as judgment falls to wash us in the blood

but we were promised then
when earth comes to its end
there's be no need to build another ark

it may be fire or ice
that will exact the price
infernos grow from just a single spark

and I've been cold too long
if fire must end my song
then I will pray that it is truly hot

reminding me of youth
and love and faith and truth
till icecloud cold is finally forgot

Topic(s) of this poem: armageddon

Poem Submitted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Poet's Notes about The Poem

"I think I know enough of hate
to say that for destruction ice
is also great and would suffice."
Robert Frost

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Comments about Fireball Or Icecloud by Barry Middleton

  • Dimitrios GalanisDimitrios Galanis (9/29/2017 1:40:00 PM)

    Sometimes, really, I have the impression that your poems, Barry are better than those of R.Frost which refer to the same matter....This one here is at least as great as those of Frost.

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    Barry MiddletonBarry Middleton(9/29/2017 1:46:00 PM)

    Thanks Dimitrios. That is high praise. Obliviously also, I hold with those who favor fire.

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