This poem was submitted in response to our October 2017 poetry challenge.
The wind strengthens,
Chilling every bone in my body.
You’ve left me shivering in the cold.
I knew it would happen,
I saw all of the signs,
Yet I couldn’t stop myself.No one wants to fall,
But once you’ve started there’s no saving yourself.
Your only hope is that someone will catch you,
Or maybe even fall with you.
I’m trembling yet the memory of you still keeps me warm.
I’m terribly conflicted at the decision that awaits me.
Shall I concede to the warming hope that you’ve changed?
Or perhaps I’ll hold on tightly to the icy feeling that reminds me how your actions got me here in
the first place.
Maddie Wutke is a tenth grader from Missouri