The Dead Don’t Feel

Look at me I’m quivering
Like an antique rare mosaic
Tread softly lest I shatter
Silence weighs heavy
I reach to catch a falling star

Look at you, you’re shivering
Fragments fall
Here’s a blanket
Cold, you say?
(Dubious smile within)
Or coming alive? quadrille. Word is shivering. Looked up the difference. Quiver is to tremble and shake as in nervous but shiver is to splinter and fragment as in cold.

that was fun

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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12 Responses to The Dead Don’t Feel

  1. msjadeli says:

    I learned something new today. Who says poetry can’t be entertaining and educational also? Nice one, Mary.


  2. Grace says:

    A thick blanket is very appreciated. Yes, of course for your title.


  3. rothpoetry says:

    Very good poem Mary! Love your comparison to the star! Fragile indeed! Your transition line took me back to the song… Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket…
    Well done!


  4. K.Hartless says:

    The give and take is beautiful here, and I really like the ‘antique mosaic’ image. Lovely.


  5. Ain says:

    Beautifully done, really like that idea of two people there, and the poet talking to the other…


  6. quivering
    Like an antique rare mosaic
    Tread softly lest I shatter

    This really made me stop and think, Mary – it’s a very strong image.


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  7. merrildsmith says:

    I liked the back and forth here, and the evocative images, Mary.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. The two persons shivering and quivering… it sounds like they may need each other.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Ingrid says:

    I love what you’ve done with the two words, Mary: feels like there is something in the air!


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