My Mind is Frozen

I can’t thaw my frozen mind

Every crevice is saturated

With shards of icy pain

Tiny slivers of splintered agony

Pulsate with each inhalation

As hollow haunted breaths

Emit isolated puffs of memory

From dark and distant corridors

Where fingertips of apparitions

Clench madly at my being

Embedded within the drifts

Of recollection’s wasteland

©Kay Salady

About Kay Salady

I write about the greatest force on earth that, I believe, lives on forever and surpasses all else. "All your poems read like I am watching an artist use words instead of colours full of feeling." ~Anon.

Posted on August 30, 2011, in poetry and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 42 Comments.

  1. Reminds me of coming round from the anasthetic after an operation. Strong descriptive poem.


  2. Wow! Kay, this is great. I can relate to this so much. It’s like when I had my most damaging MS attack. My mind couldn’t think straight at all. Words came out backwards, I couldn’t connect two thoughts together, short-term memory loss – I thought that I had a stroke at first. It was awful! Thanks for sharing this with me! Blessings 🙂


    • Thank you, Terri. I have a close friend with MS. It is wonderful that you’ve made a connection with my words. Words are so incredibly powerful. Writing is a wonderful forum in permitting others to know they’re not alone in all aspects of life.


  3. What a loaded poem! Each imagery has its own charm. Take this one, for example-

    ‘As hollow haunted breaths

    Emit isolated puffs of memory’


  4. A powerful piece with its imagery. A mind frozen. As someone who is in perpetual pain, I really identify with this and if this is you, then, I feel for you, too. Lovely prose.


  5. I read it a few times to get the whole poem, very well thought and written!


  6. This is extremely vivid, it has a very haunting feel to it, yet beautiful.

    “Where fingertips of apparitions / Clench madly at my being” – this part has really stuck in my mind

    Is this about yourself? I ask because it reminds me of my own experience and a poem of my own.


  7. Very Nice Poetry with an amazing Imagination
    Great Work of Creativity !! Highly Expressive !!

    It was indeed enjoyable after reading this one !!

    Anyways, Take a look some of my Poetry Collections …

    some of my Haiku Collections

    and also, on my very recent Work as well

    !!! Happy Rally !!!
    Cheers !!


  8. Never having suffered a migraine, I still knew immediately that this was the topic. I nearly felt the physical misery via your vivid imagery.


  9. Oh gosh! i don’t know but it touches my core superbly and your words are awesomely weave to give a superb effect to the minds and hearts of the readers..Lovely and the image is beautiful(i know this sounds strange but i really find it beautiful)..


    • There is something within my words that you specifically identify with. This is why you find it to be beautiful. You see yourself. A part of yourself or something that you have experienced.


  10. It almost hurts just reading about this! No, strike that… There’s no almost about it! *big warming hugs*


  11. One of your best work..Keep up the good work friend..


  12. We all have moments of frozen mind, and this poem captures that moment quite well! 🙂 Thank you for sharing! 😀


  13. I could feel the pain while I read that.
    Brilliant piece of work!


  14. Ahhh, now my head hurts. 🙂
    There is great imagery in this piece, which I can perfectly identify with.


  15. Great imagery. I enjoyed reading your composition.


  16. Makes me think of the suffering of a migraine. It is both a beautiful and yet something sad and frightening in those last lines.



  17. Your poem is saturated with powerful imagery, lovely write! Thank you


  18. This is great Kay! Very descriptive and with great visuals. You’ve really captured pain (emotional or physical) well here. I like this line “With shards of icy pain, Tiny slivers of splintered agony. Well written 🙂


  19. This one is filled with power, Kay. I can feel your pain.


  20. you are such a talent, stunning expression.



  21. Julian Javier the Cyber Mushroom

    i love this piece… awesome. just like a poetic drug its intoxicating!


  22. Stunning poem! Love each line 🙂


  23. very poignant! I love reading it.. I can feel it. ;]


  24. I love this too–your chosen words are so descriptive of what I feel is a shattered heart. Very powerful feelings came through.


  25. Wow, your poem describes the pain so real. I can see people here (including myself) like how you express it with words, and the picture too.

    Happy rally, Kay. 🙂


  26. Kay, there is sadness when beauty is described raw 🙂


  27. Its kind of opening the eyes wide open and seeing everything…everything I mean everything…this one is loaded
    Keep writing


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