Poetry: Winter Things

WinterThings

Snow falls on my lashes
Melts to frigid water
And blends with teardrops
I catch in my hand

The cold never clears
Hanging in the air
Like lifeless clouds
Lifeless souls

Stars punch through
A crumbling sky
Sprinkled with powdered sugar
And iced with frost

Goosebumps raise on my arm
But I do not shiver
I hold my ground
I let the snow fall on me

I sing on winter nights
Voice warbling, echoing,
Trembling
Faux vibrato at its finest

I catch snowflakes
On my tongue
Like dreams
I chase without rest, sleep

I lie down on the ground
Flail my arms, move my legs
To trick myself into creating angels
That will never exist

You will lead me into the light
Bask in the sun, take me home
But I’ll never stop doing, loving
My winter things

Approximate completion time: three minutes. Hope you liked it!

Best Wishes,
Shouryaman

*Loosely inspired by “Winter Things” by Ariana Grande

Brain

Happy New Year

HappyNewYear

Another life
We promise ourselves
Year after year
That our hearts
Will take flight

Another kiss
We hope
For the flutter
Of lips across
Our cheeks

Another love
We pray to the world
Bow down, on our knees
With the plea of
A mended heart

Another Lie
January 1st
Is just
One step closer to
Oblivion

Yes, I admit it – this is a downer (and frankly not me at my best); I wasn’t planning on writing a poem today (I had a post planned for tomorrow), but a sliver of an idea creeped into my mind, and I had to go for it. Nonetheless, I hope you all like it.

Happy Reading!
Shouryaman