The Ice Queen

by lynnkennison

The Ice Queen’s reign

leaves a dark wake

a trail of broken hearts

a downpour of pain

Except that of her own

she keeps hers in a box

kept out of reach

guards her polar heart


Before she’s judged

take a closer look

To her, bitter is safe

resentful is good

protects her from love

things that could hurt


She didn’t become cold

not on her own

so she makes them pay

leads them on

bleeds their hearts

crushes their souls

She creates their pain

to be saved from her own

Steps over the kings men

to get what she wants

Protected from love

upon her throne