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Just a day in a New England town

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Just a day in a New England town

In this place I passed today
Were the many faces unknown to me
From the corner of my eye I spied 
A man of strangest seemingly so out of place 
He walked with his head drawn down as though he meagerly disgraced 
Out of smiles sternly wearing a frown
He wears a long black coat with a candy cane scarf
A dark cowboy hat with a destination amongst the breezes
With his hands in his pocket hunting for keys  
Plumes of dried street salt sailed into the air
All over the buildings and cars, all over his hair
Late winter days pass so slowly 
Waiting for the endless borage of last minute snow 
Cars coated with dirty city street grime
The harshness of this winter victims of time 
And time as such will pass over this season 
Bringing along the vernal equinox with a view far more pleasing 

 
 

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  1. Date: 2/27/2009 3:34:00 PM
    Laura, you create a vivid image of the winters I knew as a girl in the Northeast. But have no fear, my dear, the vernal equinox is near! And I can't wait for it either, even though many trees, shrubs and bulb flowers are already in bloom in Florida. Thanks for your comments on "Uncle Sam's Sticky Fingers." It's not entered in a contest though. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 12:27:00 PM
    A painted picture with words. Excellent. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 2/25/2009 4:57:00 PM
    I agree with Carrie, this man on the street, his coat and scarf - I feel like I was there. A very strange looking character in my mind, while the rest of your poem gave me a windy, wintry feel. The write actually has an eerie sense to it, which makes me love it even more. Great writing. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 2/25/2009 3:56:00 PM
    You painted quite a picture in my mind, Laura...I could see it so clearly! Nicely done!! ~ love, Carrie