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The Frozen Pond

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It was late, the bar was closing;
We shared philosophies of life.
There was just something about her;
She cut thru me like a knife.

I spoke about the one thing,
I had hidden all these years.
I was just a child then;
(My eyes filled up with tears).

My friend told me about a place;
We walked there just to see.
It was a frozen pond in springtime;
A place we shouldn't be.

She listened to my story,
And put her hand on mine.
I stumbled with my words;
They got caught up in the wine.

The ice broke all around him,
The picture never goes away.
I had his hand and tried to save him,
But I saw there was no way.

The ice broke closer to me;
I tried for quite awhile.
In the end I couldn't save him;
Now I'm left without a smile.

She put her arm around me;
She knew just what to say.
"It's time you saved yourself,
If you want to find your way".

"There are things we'll never understand,
The world's made that way".
She looked into my eyes;
She knew just what to say.

"Some people get a second chance"
She whispered with a smile
"We need to make the best of things,
And go that extra mile".

"Guilt is so relentlessf,
It can destroy our very soul,
We need to overcome it,
So it doesn't take it's toll.

Her arm was still around me;
She kissed me on the cheek.
I think about her often,
In the times I'm feeling weak.
A true story.
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33M's avatar
wonderful work Tom....I don't think I remember your postings of your writings before now..
I had taken a break from DA in 2017 and am sorry if I missed your work...
Just wanted to come and tell you that I think you are a wonderful writer and artist...
Keep up the Great work my friend....

M
TomWilcox's avatar
Such nice words; thanks so much. I love writing poetry as much as doing my art. I have recently collaborated with a great guitarist to write the music to my lyrics, "Bury Me at the Top of the Mountain". He said last Sunday it is written so I am really excited!
33M's avatar
And you should be excited...So many writers and artists
would love to have their work put to music....Keep us posted
on your awesome journey...

M