The Coldest Winter

The Coldest Winter

A Poem by OneAmongstMany

The Coldest Winter

Face to face with the coldest winter

My feet were always frozen anyway

Standing still, afraid to move

In case my heart would betray me.

And now these nights are dark and long

I’ll watch the pale frost form silently

Upon the black, wiry limbs of trees

And deeper still inside of me.

In my unseeing mind she’s warm and safe

As the fire burns wild in her eyes.

We saw no autumn this time round

Warmth and glow then suddenly ice

Did I take in all around me

Or did I let each perfect moment slip by?

Lying side by side and absent conversation

Good times pass by ‘fore they’re realized

The wind blowing by, the sky a deep blue

I centered my gaze on a distant kite.

She’s braving the cold, cheeks reddened and rosy

And her breath on the glass is a breath of life.

Goodbye, goodbye

To those sweet hazy evenings

And chuckles and shorts and summertime

We lived it, breathed it, but then it slipped by.

Now here comes the coldest winter

Freezing hearts and minds with passing nights

Replacing warm breezes with an icy mist

While the skeletal trees stand still and shy.

She’s laughing softly with a nameless companion

And he’ll say winter is his favourite time.

© 2017 OneAmongstMany

Author's Note

Hope you enjoy, comments and feedback appreciated :)

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Glad to be reading your work again. Your word choice is entertaining and everything connects. Each a part of the puzzle and in the end the product is unique. A most enjoyable read.

Posted 1 Year Ago

The flow, the imagery, the tone, and I fell in love. Beautiful work! You've got one magnificent and brilliant mind.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Thank you :)
I like the tone of the poem. Learning and accepting Winter. I liked the story in the poetry and the ending. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Thank you :)
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

You are welcome my friend.
Its coming again and I not looking forward to it after the highland summer we've had.
Excellent descriptive thoughts. Flowing well. I like this if not the idea of winter just around the corner.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Thank you :)

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Added on September 19, 2017
Last Updated on September 19, 2017