Ant Smith

Poetry

Winter

It's so cold, it feels like it's, snowing all around

And there you are a drifting through your battle lines

First you lose all track, of the sense of any time

Then temporarily, you, find that you are blind

There's something crystalline in the corner of your eye

These melted hail pellets deprive you of the sight

Nobody should be forced, to, watch their world die

Relentlessly the winter will bury all in ice

Promises shatter faster than cold brain matter

Under the pressure of isothermic hammers

For nothing withstands the, creeping freeze of this land

Not even the man, that has, his heart in his hands

The desolation spreads to the visible edge

Desolation running in the veins of your legs

Nowhere left to run to when everything is dead

Hope springs eternal that one day you can forget

Winter's soothing dark embrace

Winter's ruling end of days

Winter answers he who prays

Please make the feelings, go away

Winter cools the cruelest pains

Until 'tis time to live again

Winter 2021

Snow is falling

all around

As you float through

battle grounds

Lose all track of

sense of time

blink of eye and

you are blind

Crystals form in

half closed eyes

Stinging rains burn

out your sight

No one should see

their world die

Winter buries

Us all in ice

Promises shatter your

cold brain matter

Isotherms pound like

Beating hammers

Nothing withstands the

freeze of this land

Not even the man

With his heart in his hand

Desolation spreads

to the very edge

Desolation flows

In your shaking legs

Nowhere left to run for

Everything is dead

Hope springs eternal one

day you will forget

Winter's soothing

dark embrace

Winter's ruling

end of days

Winter answers

he who prays

Make these feelings

go away

Winter soothes the

cruelest pains

Until 'tis time to

live again

Poetry