Ribcage of ice

Do you know how cold it’s been
since you’ve gone?
The nights stretch
like there’s no end,
And the stars throw ice
that cuts through flesh
And bone.

And I’m supposed to
pretend like I’m okay,
like the chill doesn’t wreck me
fresh every night?
Do you know how cold it’s been
when I can’t even bear
To feel my own heart
in a ribcage of ice?

How much strength
will I need
for tomorrow,
When you still
aren’t here?

What I feel I shouldn’t show you
so when you around I won't.
I know I've no right to feel it,
but it doesn’t mean I don’t!
And now I can feel
I am half of the whole.

I am that one who wakes up
from dreaming,
And I am just a prosthesis mask
over my own soul.
Miss you where I've been,
I'll be back to love you again!

About this poem

It's all about love.

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Written on July 14, 2021

Submitted by Upama_Afreen_Kheya on September 27, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

53 sec read

Quick analysis:

Scheme Axxbcxx dxxxAxxc xxxxx dxxbxe xxxeax
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 761
Words 173
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 7, 8, 5, 6, 6

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