Cold heart

Cold heart

A Poem by Budd Black

The heat is out
A chill fills the air
I just want to shout
But instead say, "I don't care!"
I live with the cold
But remember and relish the heat
In the frost I grow old
Too scared to leave my seat
The warmth is distant
I don't know it anymore
The cold is constant
In this unending war
I surrender


© 2008 Budd Black



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This is brilliantly short considering it contains such a progression... or regression depending on the way you look at it. Beautifully done.

Posted 10 Years Ago


I love how you never know if the speakers means actual physical cold [and those of us who live in it know it's b***h-worthy] or emotional cold- it could be both, and that's awesome. I also enjoyed the abruptness of the ending- curt, and chilling, just like cold. Great job, keep it up!

Posted 11 Years Ago



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Added on February 5, 2008

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Budd Black
Budd Black

Bean Town, MA



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A Poem by Budd Black