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  Frozen in Time
by Audrey Coatesworth
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Dr Audrey Coatesworth, a retired psychiatrist, continues her therapeutic work through her writings. This poem, Frozen in Time, is from her book 'Choice for Teenagers'.Teenagers tend to 'live for today', many taking little regard for either their health or future. This poem gives the message/warning that 'normal' and 'healthy' life can be both fragile and uncertain.All her poems have messages based on her knowledge and experience.

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Frozen In Time 


The waterfall had turned to ice

A thick, white surface fell

Over the edge to deepest space

And it was vast - I have to tell


We had been driving in a car

I know not the reason why

Upon a wide and open road

Under a clear blue, cloudless sky


We arrived at the aforesaid edge

And exclaimed in greatest fear

'What perils lie ahead for us

And how did we get here?'


But I remember we had to turn

When rocks had blocked the way

We found ourselves upon this road

For some reason had to stay


When I woke up – thankfully

I was well and quite alive

Either we fell or were rescued

Whatever - we did survive


Now I leave you to ponder

Though I heard no telling voice

I do know that I remember  

We had not been given a choice


I will work it out, in good time, if

That dream's memory should stay

The unconscious mind, always

Communicates in its own way


It tells something about ‘illness’

If it comes from ‘out the blue’

It can change plans, or bring danger

I hope it never happens to you


Copyright A Coatesworth 2007

Secondary school poems - Choice for Teenagerss

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Reviewed by The Poetess 1/12/2011
Really well structured poem. Is it as autobiographical as most advise is?
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 1/11/2011
How well you cover those points that seem to covet the young with advice in hand...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by pat medlin 1/11/2011
very nice audrey...i should think many young people would take this message to heart
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