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Cold Fingers

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Cold Fingers

I look out my window
No longer white and fluffy 
The snow has turned a sickly gray
Much like my mood towards this season of death
Tired of dark clouds and cold winds
The birds are wise to abandon this desolate place
I dream of sunshine and blue sky
Running barefoot across green grass
Smelling the fresh scent of spring breezes
Lazy days of summer accompanied by young lovers
For now I am a prisoner in a cold land
Wrapped in my blanket staring out at the gray
Nothing seems to warm the coldness that has invaded my soul
Old man winter has stolen another day 
I wait and I wait
Time seems to move in reverse
Is there any escape?
I go to my computer
Warm weather awaits me
Just a click a way
Visions of spring dance in my head
I can cheat on winter
Escape cold fingers
I can fly away to some exotic warm land
Run through Sun drenched waves
Drink umbrella drinks
I can follow those clever birds
I long for this escape
Just four hours away
I arrive at the airport bags in hand
Feeling oppromistic
Then comes a storm
Old man winter refuses to release his icy grip
I look out the airport window
The snow covered runway is pure white
All flights cancelled
A block of ice where my heart used to be
How I long for spring

Winter Be Gone Contest
Poem written January 27th for your contest.

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  1. Date: 4/18/2013 2:24:00 AM
    And thus winter hits again, ouch! I found myself reading at a quicker pace when I thought things were turning around for you... I could feel the excitement. Harsh snow can really break down a person's motivation... but it's a good excuse to stay inside and read with a cup of hot tea. Congrats on your well deserved win!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/18/2013 6:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Timothy, I hope you are enjoying your side of the world.
  1. Date: 2/4/2013 1:24:00 PM
    Congrats Richard...:))

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 10:17:00 AM
    Congratulations on your deserving win! Well said, Richard. Always, Annalise

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/4/2013 12:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Annalise.
  1. Date: 2/4/2013 9:09:00 AM
    I love the twist of your poem......from the airplanes point of view........don't unpack your bags, Richard....the snow will thaw soon.......and off you go into the wild blue yonder!! (Let us hope!) :) Congratulations on a fine poem!!

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 8:35:00 AM
    Having just got back from Spain, back to icy fingers this one stands out. congratulations Richard xx

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 7:41:00 AM
    Sure made me long for spring with this one. Congrats. Enjoyed the retreat to the conputer. BG

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 11:33:00 PM
    congratulations on your winning write..

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 10:51:00 PM
    congrats Richard on your win in the contest

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 10:08:00 PM
    Richard, Congratulations with your wonderful poem ~ Always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 4:00:00 AM
    Oh you speak(write) for so many of us Richard, but the situation created one aspect,,,,beautiful poetry,,,,,

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/29/2013 7:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Harry
  1. Date: 1/28/2013 8:38:00 PM
    I'm in the same boat Richard. I count the days to see the sun or hear a bird. I don't know which is worse, the awful heat of summer or the endless winter. You sure paint the dismal picture it truly is. Sorry about your trip! :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/29/2013 7:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Heading to Mexico in March, hopefully without a glitch.
  1. Date: 1/28/2013 12:02:00 PM
    Nice ending. I can't altogether say that I approve of disliking winter though; us farmer folk would likely die out were it not for the break in constant work. I'll forgive you because it was for a contest. :) There's a reason for every season. I think that the farther one is removed from the land, the less this makes sense. The ground needs a rest too.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/29/2013 7:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I hear what you are saying, in fact I enjoy all the seasons, one of the blessings of living in Canada.
  1. Date: 1/27/2013 5:31:00 PM
    Wow seems like you are missing the summer badly Rick :p hopefully the weather is getting better there :D

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/27/2013 6:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Heading to Mexico in March, looking forward to the sun.
  1. Date: 1/27/2013 1:02:00 PM
    Good luck with this one, Richard. It's really a very good write!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/27/2013 6:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, can always use a little luck.