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Winter Girl

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Winter Girl



It often seems my young life was mostly winter..a few brief memories of the sun, the swimming hole and my mother's pies. But mostly, I remember wind and rain and loneliness.
I never liked myself....looking in the mirror was painful . I constantly felt I was trying to
make something, and had nothing to work with. My brother wore a golden halo, and I was blinded by it.
 
winter's bare branches
reflect the icy moonlight
the gardener waits

Slowly my winter to turned to spring.  I was able to see my reflection in the eyes of others. "Not So Bad!" I heard them say...My hands were no longer empty...and I lived life with a vengeance. The gardeners that tended my blooms opened a new world to me  as I turned toward the sun.But deep inside the winter girl lurks and she will always be my shadow.





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  1. Date: 2/12/2013 6:49:00 AM
    Very creative way to go in the contest..I like the comparison of the unbudded young lady to winter and the budding young lady to spring blooms..Congrats on your great win..Sara

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 10:46:00 AM
    Barbara, Congratulations on your winning "mixed up poem." Have yourself a nice day~ :-) xox~PD

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 9:58:00 AM
    We all have our winters tucked inside...I like the gardener that tended the buds in the garden. Enjoyed the read and congrats on your win !!

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 3:49:00 AM
    Big congrats once more Barbara luv xx

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 6:39:00 PM
    Hi Barb, I would have loved for you to work a bit more on the line layout. I adored the content and boy to I hear you. Please next time put cut markers in the haiku [--] Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 6:31:00 PM
    Congrats on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
    This was such a sad, melancholy, of growing up as so many girls do. What a wonderful writer you are! It pulls at every young girls heart! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 4:31:00 PM
    Well done, congratulations.

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 10:41:00 PM
    Great writing. Should be a winner. I have been struggling with this contest. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 5:35:00 PM
    This is a fantastic write my friend! I truly loved reading this fabulous poem this evening! What a meaningful piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 5:06:00 PM
    Soup mail Light & Love