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Melissa C. Rives

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Shiver
by Melissa C. Rives

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Winter ice is shifting
floating jagged through my veins…
Injected with a memory
that feeds the soul with pain.

Intentions left to dangle
with no solid ground to hold…
Fade swiftly like the sunshine
in the brittle winter cold.

Inside of every whisper
of these thoughts begin to bleed…
Infection from the lack of ever
finding what I need.

While every moment seems to find
the chill of shadow’s paint…
The ribbons of depression
hold the heart in tight restraint.

Until the breath of heaven
traces paths along my skin…
To melt the fear that freezes
‘till my heart can beat again.

Tomorrow never comes when
dreams not allowed to grow…
When yesterday is frozen
never thawed to be let go.



I've been working alot, but hope to get caught up with you all soon!



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Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader)
Brrrrr. This was so very nice :) Thank you, Teresa
Reviewed by Dan Zuewski (Reader)
Very profund and truthful... one must let go of yesterday in order to realize dreams of the future. :)
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
and, i am shivering!!
Reviewed by jude forese
almost like living in a state of suspended animation... excellent poem...
Reviewed by Raymond Ratty
I can feel this poem...Brrrr...makes me wonder...dreams are so important, feed them!...great stuff here.
Reviewed by na na (Reader)
Brillaint! Extraordinary! "Tomorrow never comes when
dreams not allowed to grow…
When yesterday is frozen
never thawed to be let go."
Would you like me to post our song at Ad
with the music? Bill Murray ((hugs))
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Always look forward to your splendid poetry...content rhyme and meter divine!...;-)
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci
Melissa,
This is really breathtaking, beautiful, beautiful work!!!

Hugs,
Maria
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
Lovely poem Melissa...as always
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
Melissa as usual this is wonderul excellent flow hope you Holiday was a nice one...
Reviewed by Dale Clark
I love that last stanza especially the two last lines,-When yesterday is frozen-never thawed to be let go-
Very Nice!
Reviewed by Dee C.
Wonderful flow to this...Excellent write! ~ Dee
Reviewed by Amor Sabor
Excellent as always, Melissa. I know you are working hard as always but I am glad to see another fine post from you.
Amor
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