Antartic Seasons Sense

Gusts of Katabolic chill,
Blow piles of tussled drifts until,
A now encrusted heart falls deep,
Into a slumber crisp and steep.

And hibernate with guarantee,
The icy lair,
Entombed, and bleak,
Will snow til freeze, in colden air,
and colder yet a glacial snair,
Shall seize until,
We’re gone too weak,
No longer able for to seek.

And frosty feels, our seasons end,
Of what we knew, it’s come two-part,
In blizzards, split, has chilled in half,
Our life of warmth,
Sent blazened, sunned,
To take a separate fate reformed

Compare to now, we’re snugged and crept,
Towards eternal sleeping’s fest, is full,
And final show is left,
Us lone, in barren ends, at rest.

We knew,
We would not know them much,
Or more to know them much no more.

Not even nigh a meager hew,
No fell is left, nor shown neath mound,
Where once fore time we lent and grew,
No buried sense, displays,
Or reassures a calm these days,
Which hides our feelings, bound to ground.

And outward gains the fury’s gale,
Around all sides, severe to pound
Replacing all our storms, our fears,
As inert life learns, not to breathe,
Nor hears but nought within the sound
Of hearts tick dowsed,
And timed to seize,
The instant that we freeze.

Subverted by the covering shield,
Protecting, hidden as screen,
This shelter, everlasting yields-

A sanctum of our own.

So blow Antarctic passions through,
To cool unsettled times with you,
And blinding scenes and downward winds,
Preserve and plunge our falls, which sing,
Or cry,
About our final ceasing sigh,
Which now are covered mounds, so high,

We make,
The fissured fractured - break!
Eroded cause we’re gone and weak,
Encased in winters hardened cake,
Which fortifies the strength it takes,

An abstract form, of life,
Our verve,
Beaten by the weathered strife,
Deformed (nere)ternal nerve,

In ice that knolled its earth.

David Hollywood

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I am happily living in Bahrain since August 2009 and look forward to being here for a number of years to follow., My background is as a Trade Consultant and Advisor to Government Departments interested in creating incentive programmes for commercial development, and also as a Marketing Mentor for industries looking to promote their portfolio internationally., I am involved in amateur dramatics, and appeared on tours throughout Ireland in a selection of dramas and comedy performances., Since arriving in Bahrain I joined the Bahrain Writers Society, and the Bahrain Writers Circle, and additionally the creative arts group Elham, as well as involved in dramatic productions for the Manama Theatre Company., I hope to establish a community drama society where we can develop themes which have an emphasis upon the traditions of The Gulf and consequently have high levels of Bahraini input and participation, My writings are mostly inspired by the extremes of finality, uncertainty, occasional unhappiness, emotional and physical pain and the joy that then comes from release., Additionally, I have attempted to face the directness of love and the feelings which may drown or embarrass our relationship with the everyday world.

Last updated October 20, 2011