Cold Voice

Heather Lydia Thornhill 1981 (Manchester)



The child's voice tickled my ears
Stern it protested the winter chills
Fears leave me behind
Not to face Ill meals
Reddened its charred nose
Dripping on hair high
Goosebumps on toes
Frostbitten limbs
Chilled to the bone
Where is my home
If home is your own.

About this poem

Winter air tickling our vocal chords is a sour laugh to a homeless child.

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Written on October 02, 2021

Submitted by heathert.34240 on October 02, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme ABCDEFEGHIH
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 248
Words 47
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 11

Heather Lydia Thornhill

Moods and mindsets poetry. Published. Book in progress: Don't talk rot. more…

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