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Old Jack Frost

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Old Jack Frost

I never saw him in November
Now he’s here with a vengeance in December
Scattering his white cloak all around
On trees, bushes and all along the ground 

Only spider’s webs could look so good
Like a string vest stretched across the wood
Dreaded wind so cold upon my face
Just see my breath escape to the cold space
Across the branches his icy fingers spread 
Catching every twig in white laden like lead
Kicking winter harshly into view
For each and every one including you
Reaching temperatures that are so low
Obviously to keep warm walk fast no slow
So he is here and slips and falls
Trouble people big and small

I'll be thankful when he’s gone
I know I won’t be the only one
So old jack frost will leave us soon
Spring will come and be a boon

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  1. Date: 12/15/2012 9:02:00 AM
    I love your parting idea. Brrrrrr!!!!! Love, daver

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 2:54:00 PM
    yes Owen, you remind me, i've had more JF's in the last 2 years, than the previous 40, down under... like this poem, and what you write, is spot on...

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 4:01:00 PM
    walk fast not slow you may want to change from "no slow" Great Poem, I had to put a sweater on after reading your COOL Poem.

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 8:43:00 AM
    Hi Owen.. luv your nice work..winter is always seems so nice and beautiful from the site of east,, its rainy season here where I live.. thank you for bringing some snow ..lovely <3<3<3 SK

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 6:10:00 PM
    Yes, I am not looking forward to the ice and snow. It's pretty but driving on it is a different story :). Love your poem, Owen. Hope when he does come, it'll be be a quick hello.

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 4:55:00 PM
    I am so happy it is not winter here, I live in the tropics! but on the other hand a white christmas i have never seen, so i can only but dream or read the beauty & magic of jack frost! great write Owen you had me totally imagining what a white xmas would be.. :)

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 9:50:00 AM
    An awesome poem which i feel delighted and enjoyed reading tonight my dear friend, Owen. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing and your precious time stopping by on my latest poem leaving me inspiring comments! Have a blessed and grace-filled day! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 7:28:00 AM
    cant' wait for spring Owen, you are only down the road a few miles from me and its not melted in a few days here now, must be the same for oyu brr, lend me yer string vest will you xx

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates
    Date: 12/12/2012 7:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Mandy sure thing winter draws on girl haha, all the best Owen