Frostbitten Joy

May 20, 2014
By HedaBecca SILVER, Westfield, Indiana
HedaBecca SILVER, Westfield, Indiana
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"Love is weakness. Weakness is death. The dead are gone. The living are hungry. Feed them our fears and watch as they choke." - Tumblr


You are a December morning
Of cold breezes
And biting temperatures.
You are a cool night
With hidden wishes
Buried beneath deep blankets
Of snow and mush that
Gushes from beneath my boots.
You are the dream
Following a nightmare.

You are a December morning
And a cold brush of snow.
The crisp, bitter weather
That raises bumps along my skin.
The hushed breath of a cold mouth
Wavering inside the mixed movements
Of a broken smile.
A shielded month
Of frozen armor and
A gift wedged beneath snow and
A whisper of a cry to be heard.

You are a December morning
And I’m the one who struggles
To see past the flurries.
The rise of a sun creeping
Behind a snowdrift.
A hidden beauty that
Waits to be seen
But whose walls of white are too sheer a cliff.
Like the shock of a science experiment
That cannot be ignored
For it is the key to the happiness contained within.

But I’m struggling to pat down the snow and trample through to you.
The snow is thickening and it is hardening.

But you are worth the frost bite.


The author's comments:
This poem was one of my first within a creative writing class and was meant to tell a story about myself and a friend. I chose to base it off of the harsh friendship with my best friend and wrote of how he was secluded and has a cold exterior. Despite this, it can be revealed that in the end it is all worth it because no matter the hardship nothing beats that friendship. The joy comes with a touch of frostbite, but sometimes it is best to enjoy a day in the snow instead of staying cooped up in the house.

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on May. 30 2014 at 6:52 am
WinterRose76 SILVER, Ok., Florida
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Arise and be all that you dream - Flyleaf

I like the extended metaphor you used throughout you poem. I love reading pieces that have originality and loads of creativity! Great job! 5/5

on May. 26 2014 at 3:16 pm
jeremiahfoster BRONZE, Houston, Texas
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great i mean  

on May. 26 2014 at 3:16 pm
jeremiahfoster BRONZE, Houston, Texas
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good  


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