Devil On My Shoulder/Winters Interlude

Devil On My Shoulder/Winters Interlude

A Poem by Colton Warr
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Sometimes we go through "Winters" in our lives...

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Devil on my Shoulder
A Poem by Colton Warr

You should set her free
Unleash her to this world without you
To you, heartbreak is nothing new 
I beg of you, I plea 

Unshackle her from your chains
What are you trying to prove?
She is something you can afford to lose
I promise, it won't feel like a million pains

Let the winter make you cold 
Pull the trigger, be bold 
You will find a new hand to hold
One whose hair and heart will be gold 

Escape this mirage 
Your emotions a messy collage 
Temptation a bearing barrage 

Give in to me, please 
I can make it a breeze 

Again I say, you should set her free

   *****

Winters Interlude
A Poem by Colton Warr 

My heart burns with your desire
A fireplace melting the night for our love
Your voice sounds of a thousand Angels in a choir
You, my love, I put nothing above

Even though we are apart, I can feel your heat 
Saving me from this brutal winter 
Lay your head on my heartbeat 
Watch how fast I can become a sinner

I can still smell the aroma of your flame 
Blazing out of control 
You are something that cannot be tame
Would you please burn down my soul 

But what if this flame of ours goes out? 
What if the cold returns? 
All of our heat doused 
And what if I see her...

Don't let the winter make you cold 
But what if my eyes go astray? 
And I see her green and gold 
Would she be enough to take me away? 

I would then be graced with a different heat
You cast aside and sold 
You without a heartbeat 
I am warm and you are cold 

© 2015 Colton Warr


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I wondered at first why these two poems were placed here together but I think they are two sides of the same coin. They could be separate, but they could also be all one, in a sense. Their coupling together works too well though, I think, for them to be completely separated.
I recognise in both pieces something of myself, and when taken together that identification is even stronger. It takes thought and feeling, an objective introspection to observe the complexities of one's own character, and the regretful negatives that arise from experience. In essence, an honest appraisal of the shortcomings of human nature. It's relatively rare, I think, to come across a wisdom and honesty from the male perspective (possibly because it is so often perceived as dislikeable - particularly by women).
I believe the greatest strength in writing is a sense of reality, and seeing things for what they are (there is wisdom in acceptance). But also, being able to do this with meaning and depth poetically reinforces that strength. However imperfectly. I think you achieved that here.


Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Colton Warr

6 Years Ago

Well thank you very much! I spent many nights trying to decide whether I wanted these two to be two .. read more



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excellent writing, I am impressed

Posted 6 Years Ago


Colton Warr

6 Years Ago

Thank you very much, Connie! I'm glad you enjoyed this piece! Thank you so much for giving it a read.. read more
You have made the right choice to let both two of your poems entwine in each other. They follow each other up nicely and it looks like they cannot life without each other. I really wonder how or when your writing became so god like. For I can't stop reading your poems. They engrave themselves in my mind and replaces the view of myself with the one who wrote it. For you have a talent of making your poems immersive and unique. One can only relate and dream of the words that your poems have formed in his/her head. You have blown me away again, for this and the rest of your poems rival the art of the gods.

Good job :D

Posted 6 Years Ago


Colton Warr

6 Years Ago

Thank you very much!! I'm glad you enjoyed these two poems intertwined together! I'm glad you could .. read more
Nightfeather

6 Years Ago

No problem my friend. I am glad that I can give you happiness when I review your awesome poems. I al.. read more
Really great flow to it. "Watch how fast i can become a sinner". Awesome line!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Colton Warr

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much, my friend! I'm glad you enjoyed this piece! I appreciate you stopping by and givi.. read more
I wondered at first why these two poems were placed here together but I think they are two sides of the same coin. They could be separate, but they could also be all one, in a sense. Their coupling together works too well though, I think, for them to be completely separated.
I recognise in both pieces something of myself, and when taken together that identification is even stronger. It takes thought and feeling, an objective introspection to observe the complexities of one's own character, and the regretful negatives that arise from experience. In essence, an honest appraisal of the shortcomings of human nature. It's relatively rare, I think, to come across a wisdom and honesty from the male perspective (possibly because it is so often perceived as dislikeable - particularly by women).
I believe the greatest strength in writing is a sense of reality, and seeing things for what they are (there is wisdom in acceptance). But also, being able to do this with meaning and depth poetically reinforces that strength. However imperfectly. I think you achieved that here.


Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Colton Warr

6 Years Ago

Well thank you very much! I spent many nights trying to decide whether I wanted these two to be two .. read more
So much pain, but liberated by your words. Thanks for the add btw. Looking forward to reviewing more of your work.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Colton Warr

6 Years Ago

I'm glad you enjoyed this piece, Sher! I'm looking forward to reviewing some of your work as well! T.. read more
beautiful writing, full of meaning and emotion and rhymes, really enjoyed them!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Colton Warr

6 Years Ago

Thank you very much, Marcus! I'm glad you enjoyed this piece! Thanks for giving this a read!
Nailed it dude.
You have showcased some poems which I can really afford to buy.Yes,I would still prefer the fragments of your poetry to those imported swiss and Belgian chocolates.Wish we could actually buy the amazing pieces of our favourite writers on writer'scafe.
Keep writing:)

Posted 6 Years Ago


Colton Warr

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much! Haha your words are too kind! This is one of the best reviews Ive ever received! .. read more
Devil On My Shoulder

Maybe it is because I am writing a tale of Hades and Persephone, but I find it difficult to picture anything else while reading this poem. And, of course, they represent Winter's capture and imprisonment of Spring.
That plea tends to come through the dark night of the soul as we feel ourselves turn rigid and cold before the burning heat takes hold.

Perhaps you will let me borrow it for an intro to my book. 😉 you have captured the emotions perfectly. I love it.

Winter's Interlude

The war we wage within when doing what we feel is right for another... It seems like a selfless act, but really both are set free. Even though it usually takes time to recognize that. All those fears leave us despondent in our empty and cold beds. The guilt of moving on can bring much shame.

Sympathy for the Devil is what I feel when reading this second poem.

Both are very well done.


Posted 6 Years Ago


Colton Warr

6 Years Ago

Thank you very much, Michelle! Your words are so kind! And I thank you for that! Reviews like yours .. read more
Michelle Coleman

6 Years Ago

I do love these poems. Even the seconds reflecthow Hades prefers to see his union with Persephone. <.. read more
It is very cold, these winters of our souls. You have captured well, on both poems the desolation we experience in these dark patches of life. At least we can look forward to spring!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Colton Warr

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much! I appreciate you stopping by and giving this a read! I'm glad you liked it! You h.. read more
Great write! Really captures those feelings that we've all had to some on degree or another in our own individual ways. I really liked the phrase, "a million pains". Sometimes it is like being overwhelmed with a million pains. I also appreciated the two part structure and the interplay of the winter season. Thank you for sharing this.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Colton Warr

6 Years Ago

Thank you so very much Nila! I'm glad you were able to relate to this. I hope that people can do tha.. read more
Nila M.

6 Years Ago

Yes, I definitely can relate to this. And am drawn to reading things that might give me insight into.. read more

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