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Winter is a bear.
Her newest coat is polar white.
In sunlight she is blinding bright.
When she is hungry, she will growl.
Sometimes at night you hear her howl.

Winter bear plays.
She loves the snow and ice and cold.
Her roar is always loud and bold.
She moves so very, very slow.
Oh, when will that bear ever go?

Winter bear sleeps.
Her thickest blanket covers all.
Just like a cozy frozen shawl.
Her nap’s too long. It’s so not fair.
I want to shout out, “Wake up bear!”

Susan Burd ©2010

A metaphor I wrote after teaching elementary class-entered in "Whiteness" contest

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  1. Date: 10/24/2012 3:21:00 PM
    YOur poetry is delightful. Thanks for reading my stuff. Love, daver

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 8:26:00 AM
    That is definitely a bear I am afraid of. So I run south to the land of the solar bears whenever I hear winter's growl. Nice play on (bear's) hibernation/winter sleeps.

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 11:06:00 AM
    i really like this poem. and i wanted to take this time out to say thank you for coming by and i'm glad i could remind you in a positive way of your mother. you have a good day

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 11:04:00 AM
    Wonderful, wonderful write. I truly love how you made winter into a bear... It was so fitting with the imagery.

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 9:53:00 AM
    Very poetic description of winter..Here in the south we never know what to expect from the bear..Thanks for stopping by..Your kind review is greatly appreciated..Sara

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 9:11:00 AM
    I gather that you do not like the winters in Canada. We are going into summer here (Cape Town), but we do not experience anything like you do. I have read that Canada has 9 months of cold! I do not think that I would be able to last that long... Thank you for stopping by my page and your kind comment. Love, Su

    Burd Avatar Susan Burd
    Date: 10/18/2012 9:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Suzette, I am actually in Pennsylvania, USA, but winters are cold here-most years. Winters were fun when I was a kid, but my bones don't like it anymore!
  1. Date: 10/18/2012 5:31:00 AM
    Canadian winters... aaargh! How many days until spring? Big warm huggeroonies, Jack

    Burd Avatar Susan Burd
    Date: 10/18/2012 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Glad up not up in the Great White North, but close enough in PA, USA!
  1. Date: 10/17/2012 5:51:00 PM
    Very good Susan. Girl wants spring again!! Well said. Hugs Michael