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White Knuckle Winter- Weather Forecast

Finishing up the last notes from my work day, I’m really late, Looking out my window, my drive tonight, I’m going to hate. I grab my briefcase and walk to my car, on a sheet of ice. Slipping and sliding left and right, this is not going to be nice. Takes twenty minutes to clear the snow from my car window, If I can hardly move, how will my car drive, I just don’t know. Hitting the windshield, the snowflakes are big, puffy and white, They fly at you almost hypnotizing, you completely lose sight. Once you reach country roads the white knuckles truly begin, If you can keep between the hydro poles, you may just win. Hold on tight, keep your wheel straight, put your lights on low, Pray your defrost keeps working as you make through the snow. A blanket of whiteness envelopes you, no sounds or lights to see, Alone in this blizzard, you drive, terrifying, yet a strange tranquility. Once home, after a good night’s sleep, you arise from bed at seven, Trees iced in froth, the ground painted white, looks a bit like heaven. Sun comes up, temperatures rise and once again green appears, Nature makes the world safe again, slowly melts away your fears. To think that I could have easily been killed driving home last night, You consider the beauty of country living and soon forget the fright.
Written September 9, 2012 For Joy Wellington’s contest “Weather Forecast”

Copyright © Lee Ramage

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  1. Date: 10/7/2012 9:44:00 AM
    Fantastic write, Lee. Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 10/7/2012 2:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win, Lee...I was right there in the car with you!...2nd line of second to last couplet is a gem - Tim

  1. Date: 10/6/2012 11:02:00 PM
    I'm so glad this one placed. I loved it the first time. Congrats, Lee.

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 7:59:00 PM
    Lee, I quite easily loved this. A unique take on the contest that was a daring move and won big time. Congrats. One love. Joy Wells

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 1:10:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 8:08:00 AM
    LEE, congratulations with your awesome "Weather Forecast" poem in Joy's contest... have yourself a good day :-) Love PD

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 6:46:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win, Lee. Love, Suzette

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 5:56:00 AM
    Belated congratulations once again, I am sorry these are late I am busy packing and shopping for my holidays xx

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 5:16:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Joy's "Weather Forecast" contest Lee. Love Carol

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 3:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful win with this outstanding entry.

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 12:35:00 AM
    Lovely frosty imagery penned here in your poem. Nice work really, enjoyed and good luck.

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 6:49:00 PM
    Excellent way to do the contest, dear lady! And true to her rules, you ended on a GOOD note.

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 3:59:00 PM
    lee- this is a wonderful poem, with such vivid descriptions. i thoroughly enjoyed it. best of luck in the contest! ~ by the way, i'm so flattered that you took the time to read and comment on so many of my poems. thank you so much!

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage
    Date: 9/9/2012 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was my pleasure, a lovely way to spend my day. I do that quite often, thanks for your kind words. Lee
  1. Date: 9/9/2012 3:50:00 PM
    Good set of rhyming couplets from top to bottom.

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 2:32:00 PM
    I enjoyed your poem Lee, it is always a pleasure to enjoy a country walk after the long dreary winter, glad you were fine, blessings, vie

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 12:42:00 PM
    Wonderful piece!! All the best in the contest. Luv n hugs Michael