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I WILL ABIDE

Updated on February 6, 2013

'Tis Winter there where you reside
Outside all is white with a snowy glow
The sun rarely peaks behind a cloud
And hearts no longer beat to a loving sound

‘Tis Summer here where I live proud
The air is thick with the sun’s perfume
In crowds where people are all in tune
A heat wave covers like a mother’s shroud

‘Tis cold there where life moves slow
With icy words that come and go
From chattering teeth that have lost their glow
And fingers touch but are too numb to know

‘Tis tiresome here with damp skin a- glow
With every ray of light that pierces my soul
I weep and worry from losses incurred
From your long lost heart buried deep in snow.

‘Tis Winter there where you reside
Until the chilly ice melts – I will abide.


© Copyright Maria D'Alessandro 2013. All Rights Reserved.

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    • epigramman profile image

      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      ...probably not ......

    • scrittobene profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria D'Alessandro 

      5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      @Amy - nice of you to drop by and appreciate my poem. Cheers!

    • scrittobene profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria D'Alessandro 

      5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      @ epigramman - you would do well to assume that all of my poems are about you in one way or another. You are after all, my main muse. LOL The question remains - will you abide until my next write? :)

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      Maria D'Alessandro 

      5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      @Danielle Landry - thanks for your perception and deep appreciation. Cheers.

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      Maria D'Alessandro 

      5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      @AudreyHowitt - Many thanks for dropping by

    • scrittobene profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria D'Alessandro 

      5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      @Gypsy Rose Lee - thanks for sharing...

    • scrittobene profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria D'Alessandro 

      5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      @Mhatter99 - Cheers kind Sir.

    • scrittobene profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria D'Alessandro 

      5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      @always exploring - many thanks

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      Maria D'Alessandro 

      5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      @sam209 & @ Deborah Brooks

      - thank you so much Sam and Deb for dropping by and sharing this. Cheers!

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      Amy Becherer 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      "And fingers touch but are too numb to know" says it all, in addition to those unforgettable last lines "Tis Winter there where you reside, Until the chilly ice melts - I will abide." Gorgeous imagery, Maria. Thank you

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      Well Miss M - no one writes a poetic reverie better than you - and it's a touch bittersweet with a elegiac mood.

      Ironic to say that you live in a warm climate and I live in a cold one - yikes - is this about me , lol. I would bow to you on my hands and knees if it were, even if my toupee slipped off. What I really need is a funky 'get down' haircut like Sam the Man's. Yeah that's the ticket, babyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!

      Sending warm wishes to a warm climate from an appreciative reader who is thrilled that you're back in the fold here at the Hub.

      Wonder if the 'dour one' will make a cameo apperance?

      lake erie time 7:40pm

      that's a lovely last line by the way, Until the chilly ice melts - I will abide. It's to die for.

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      Maria D'Alessandro 

      5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      @ xstatic - many thanks for your comments kind sir.

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      Danielle Landry 

      5 years ago from Vermont

      Loved this poem! Your use of imagery was beautiful and the balance of light and dark was perfect.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      Lovely write!!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. This is just wonderful. The coldness of winter combined with the warmth of summer. Passing this on.

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Well done, my fellow sonneteer

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is beautiful, apart and longing and waiting for the season to change. Very unique poetry.....

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Maria.. wow so good to see you.. I have missed you.. where have you been?

      what a beautiful poem my friend

      Many blessings to you

      I am sharing

      Debbie

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      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      The cold and the warmth, tugging at hearts...one sometimes waits for the cold to melt and fade...sometimes it does..and warmth prevails. Vividly expressed....thanks for sharing

      Sending Angels your way :) ps

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      sam209 

      5 years ago

      very nice poem Maria! You got to let me share this one!

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      Jim Higgins 

      5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      A beautiful poem of warmth and of coldness, of longing and of differnces which separate people,

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