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Winter Has Stolen The Night

Winter has stolen the night, tonight, and the world I've always known
     is lost in the sparkling snow, adrift in the timeless wind

As I gaze over landscapes, whitewashed in the moonlight
  I see bittersweet etchings of silver and gold

Trees are like black spades with their wild naked branches, 
    reaching empty handed
          for something familiar that's been left behind

Drifts stacking higher, icicles that glimmer
         are distorting the mirror of all I have known 

I know the moon is high, somewhere, 
               caught in the winter's snow of sleep
                    bemused that the clouds are obscuring the light, 

It flickers dim, bleaching the night, until all my words are gone

I can't recall, I can't rewind,  lyrics known so well
          I stretch my neck, and try to hear where all the autumn songs will land

They disappear, and things we love, are bleached until they're pale
                With stars that spin, a summer dims, too thin to be recalled....


Winter has stolen the night, tonight, and the world I've always known
                is 
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                          .... in the sparkling snow, adrift in the timeless wind.
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12/2/16  
For Contest: "Winter"
Sponsor: Shadow Hamilton

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2016

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