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The Cold War

I am winter's nemesis.I fight it tooth and nail.
In my youth it declared a war on me.
When I licked that icy rail.
Winter has many weapons to choose from.
Fear not for so do I.
A call my shovel Excali-burrr
My Ranger has four wheel drive
But winter's arsenal is no laughing matter
Icicles sent to impale, and black ice is its deadly device
But the human spirit is not that frail

I am winter's nemesis, and though it muffles all sound
This war is raging with bitter disdain.
My driveway the battle ground
I shall not relinquish my parking spot
to your mindless rabble of flakes
So bow to me you wretched season
For I shall never tire. 
and my staunch ally will soon be spring
and together we will force a cease fire

For I am winter's nemesis
And these walls shall not be breached
Until my tour of duty is done
and I retire to Miami beach

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  1. Date: 2/13/2011 9:27:00 PM
    I super enjoyed this one, Joe :D-- you got me smiling all the way through this very COOL entry of yours-- and hahaha that Excali-burr line sure tickled me --I sure am hoping to see this in the winner's list -- btw just want to help-- in L9S1, I think "its" there would be fine without the apostrophe :) thanks for this very witty piece :)

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 11:53:00 PM
    hahaha, I just KNOW Chris is gonna love this one, if it is for his contest and it better be. WELL done! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 10:13:00 PM
    You really had me laughing thinking of you naming your snow shovel Excali-burrr. So many great, witty lines here. Please put an end to your "tour of duty." The Florida beaches await! (And I'd be happy to show you around.) Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 6:51:00 PM
    Terrific poetry Joe. For me, I think I am more the nemesee than the nemesis. I'm all for that Miami thing though. Joe

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 6:03:00 PM
    This really made me smile, I was reminded of my father, he would also attack the snow like he was in battle, wonderful entry for the contest, I hope you win~~

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 5:33:00 PM
    Absolutely fantastic, Joe. This it seems is one for the Winners' List! This gave me a good laugh...a delight to read. Definitely one for my Favs. List. And thanks for your kind comments..truly appreciated. Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 4:36:00 PM
    Like the like stanza especially for it has hope of survival..Sara