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In Cape Town the bitter cold north wind
needles under my clothes and wind
my scarf around my neck and face,
penetrating bones, the cold I have to face.
It reminds me of the winter of ’10:
London was under snow and minus 10;
the worst winter since all records began.
The many cancelled plane trips finally began.
We left in the morning – trepidation great,
not knowing our fate and our spirits not great.
Snowbound and cocooned in the flat
above the city; the landscape coloured flat.
Smoke lazy issuing from a chimney pot.
A solitary annoying raven I wish to pot,
waking me each morning with his crow.
I have something about which I can crow:
I’m seeing my daughter for the first time.
Grinning from ear to ear all the time.
No public transport running – snowed in.
Christmas spent in solitude – staying in.
Only my daughter and I at the table,
ignoring old family issues on the table.
Feasting on the turkey she had prepared.
With open heart she had come prepared.
I salute her! Nothing will compare ever!
2010 - The Best Christmas ever!

Poetry form: Identical Rhyme


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  1. Date: 12/26/2014 3:21:00 AM

    I'm so glad to read this excellent poem of yours my dear friend Su. Thank you so much for sharing and belated congratulations! Stopping by also to greet you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2014 to come. I wish you all the best! love lots and big hugs, Leonora
  1. Date: 12/13/2014 7:08:00 PM

    Such a God gifted joyous reunion THANKS for the sharing! Much enjoyed. Happy Holy Days. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love
  1. Date: 12/13/2014 4:36:00 PM

    have never seen this form before - great memories - many congrats:-) Hugs Jan xxx
  1. Date: 12/12/2014 10:40:00 PM

    Congrats on your win :)Cheers Vicki
  1. Date: 12/12/2014 8:07:00 PM

    Suzette congratulations on your win
  1. Date: 12/12/2014 7:22:00 PM

    Dropping back with my congratulations.
  1. Date: 12/12/2014 2:36:00 PM

    Moments like these are like beacons of a light house, they warm the cockles of our hearts long after the experience has passed, thank you for entering my contest and congrats on your win Suzette xxxx
  1. Date: 11/29/2014 8:01:00 AM

    Nice story Suzette. Very interesting form.
  1. Date: 11/29/2014 12:47:00 AM

    Never heard (nor read LOL) about this identical rhyme. It's cool, I think that it's a good "resource" to write something humorous ... trying to use the rhymed words with opposite meanings ... I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for the enlightenment. How are you, Suzette? How's the summer in South Africa? Still working on your home? Sending a big hug!