Cold Winds Blowing

Written by: Ruben Ramos

Welcome back,
Rest awhile, 
Let your journey to
continue on without you.

Rest awhile,
From the cold winds blowing,
Your eyes reveal your weariness.
Travels can take their toll.

You See,
Your journey didn't go far.
It waits outside the door,
Till day breaks.

You must have so much to share,
So many stories.
But, such little time remains
And so few that stop to listen,
But the cold winds blowing.

Drink from the cup of respite
It is this moment saved
Reserved for your reflection
Preserved from the wrinkled hand

Arthritic joints don't glide so freely anymore
You can feel that by the fire
Here, within these adobe walls,
And outside,
The cold winds blowing.