The Day The Heart Turned Cold



The Day The Heart Turned Cold

I remember it sharply like a winter morning

The moment you step out of the front door

And the frozen air first hits your face

Making you wince and recoil

Turning your cheeks blush red

The heat is sapped from your breath

Like the very words freeze in front of your eyes

Wanting to turn around and go back inside

And knowing there is nothing else you can do

But step out and face the harsh bite of the wind

You can feel even through your clothes

As it cuts into you to the very core

For this was the day the heart turned cold

It was the day those loving words changed

They once touched my skin like warm rain drops

Yet suddenly they became so cold

Like an icy driving sleet cutting my raw face

Desperately looking to the sun to warm me

To see your smile and know my ears deceived

But the warmth of that smile was hidden

By an ever darkening cloud of uncertainty

Searching the dimming sky for a chink of blue

Hoping that the winds may turn in my favour

And bring the warm sun back to shine upon me

But it stayed behind a wall of grey

And as the frigid air started to take hold

There was that sickening moment of clarity

When the heart breaks from realising

That something beautiful has just died


©Copyrighted by Colin Ryan (2010)



6 responses

  1. There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go.

    July 28, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    • Colin Ryan

      They are things we have no control over, and all we can do is let them go peacefully. If they come back it may be forever, but almost always they are only passing through.

      July 28, 2010 at 2:37 pm

  2. stunning imagery,
    you take my breath away.

    September 11, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    • Thankyou so much, it is a chilling tale

      April 14, 2011 at 10:24 pm

  3. J

    my god.

    April 2, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    • Is that a good “my god” or a bad “my god” ?

      April 14, 2011 at 10:21 pm

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