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Winter Dreams

An early morning walk to work
on sparkling silver frost -
so cold, with random flakes of snow
that landed, then were lost.

I saw the gold and red of dawn
in bands across the sky,
but then I had to close the door 
(as always, with a sigh).

I wondered if the snow would last;
if icicles would form,
and men would dig snowdrifts with spades...
Inside the shop was warm!

But when I left, the paths were clear;
I felt the cold again.
No winter wonderland for me:
the snow had turned to rain!

written 3rd December, for Shadow's Winter poem contest

Copyright © jack horne | Year Posted 2016

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  1. Date: 12/6/2016 11:25:00 AM

    Yes, rain is depressing. Sounds like the kind of winter we're having so far up here in Michigan. Love, daver
  1. Date: 12/4/2016 4:59:00 PM

    wow, I LOVE how you did this theme, Jack. HOw I miss you here. We need your kind of poetry more often. You just don't come here enough, my friend.
  1. Date: 12/3/2016 6:28:00 PM

    Oh I much prefer the rain to the snow Jack so i loved the twist at the end of your poem!! Good luck in the contest:-) hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 12/3/2016 4:36:00 PM

    Ahh!! Sad that the snow turned to rain so that you could not go home and build a snowman or woman..Thanks for all the visits to my page..Sara..Reads like a winner to me..

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