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I Woke Up This Morning
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I Woke Up This Morning


 


I woke up this morning


to a world of white...


snow drifted and dusted


throughout the night.


 


It stuck to the rooftops,


fences and trees


and oh what a sight


for my eyes to please!


 


The evergreens sugared


with Christmas icing


and rooftop 'cakes'


ready for slicing.


 


Chimney tops puffing


their white curling clouds


lazy and hazy


like ghostly shrouds.


 


Woodsmoke scents the brittle air


and silence settles everywhere.


The gray skies are restful,


the air is still,


Silhoutte sentinels against


yon distant hill.


 


Winter, oh winter,


your season of cold;


wrapped up our summer


and put it on hold.


You'll run rampant and wild,


you'll be soft and white,


there'll be brilliant days


and hard, cold nights.


We'll trudge through deep snow,


we'll slide 'cross the ice,


we'll drink buttered rum


with lots of spice


to warm our souls,


thaw out our bones;


we'll shiver 'n shake


with soft little moans.


 


Maybe a fire to watch its glow


while the heavens release


batches of snow.


 


Rain will freeze


and branches bend


wires will sag


and sometimes rend


darkness that seems


t'will never end.


 


The beauty of winter


is often missed


because it rules


with a cruel icy fist.


We bundle and trundle


through winter's hard days


and miss the wonder of


winter's ways.


 


In stillness and shadows


in quiet rest,


Under the snow there is a quest...


to birth and renew, to one day bring,


 


The soft air that's warm...


The breath of spring.


 


Bldavid


12/09/11


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Submitted: Friday, December 9, 2011

Last Updated: Sunday, December 11, 2011

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