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Winter's Lair

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Winter's Lair

Evening skies darken to ashen gray
Mesmerizing, no glance dare go astray

Small living creatures sense looming danger
Low black clouds, mother nature's anger 

Trees scatter moonlight's eerie shadows
Warm breath turns crisp in this sudden winter castle

Stardust lands on frozen meadows
As creeping fog erases moon's shadows

Icicles hang like stinging tassels
From petals on yesterday's beautiful flowers

Footsteps today placed upon soft green grass
Now shatter beneath me like breaking glass

Bare exposed arms of the mighty oak tree
Even her fingers, tremble of what is to be

Now encased completely in coffins of ice
Awaiting mother nature's one destructive sigh

To bring down her branches
Out goes the power
End of story

©Donna Jones


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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 10:49:00 PM
    Fantastic poetry donna, So very nice and easy to read. loved it. A merry Christmas to you and a happy new year....Peter

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 12:09:00 PM
    Lovely metaphor here...good write! -Dean

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/1/2013 3:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Appreciate that Dean..:-)
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 5:16:00 PM
    yes, winter can be just like a lair and your imagery captures that idea, sweetie. I enjoyed finding this one to read.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/27/2013 7:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I've been through many such Oklahoma ice storms...thanks for stopping by Andrea...have a nice night
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 11:42:00 AM
    I hope that this has not happened to you lately..That is not a good part of winter...Enjoyed reading your work..It has good flow to it...Sara

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/26/2013 12:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Just snow...but OK has had its share of these nasty ice storms...so destructive...thanks for reading today Sara..blessings
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 7:21:00 AM
    ooo...I really like this one!...its right up my alley

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/25/2013 10:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Caleb glad you enjoyed...and thanks for stopping by..Donna
  1. Date: 2/24/2013 7:35:00 AM
    I'm sure you must have lived in Canada to be able to write about winter with such deep passion. I've had 77 of them... far too many! Another excellent offering! Big hugs, Jack xox

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/24/2013 4:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Nope...but lived in some pretty cold country....don't know if you'll read this or not but I am not able to reply to your poems. Thanks for stopping by..donna
  1. Date: 2/23/2013 12:32:00 PM
    Beautiful rhythm and an exceptional visual poem. Nicely donee Donna. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/23/2013 7:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :-) thanks so much Connie...
  1. Date: 2/23/2013 11:46:00 AM
    This is one dynamic and enlightening write my friend! I loved reading this stupendous piece this afternoon! What a harrowing experience this adventure surely is! Quite the spectacular poem, Great Work!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/23/2013 7:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Russell much appreciated..
  1. Date: 2/23/2013 11:28:00 AM
    - Mother Nature is the most beautiful picture, no matter the season Donna. - Thanks for your lovely poem. -Wishing you a wonderful weekend. -oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/23/2013 11:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks...you also...these weekends surely come and go quickly don't they?