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A Winter Day

I watched the sun rising
As my thoughts danced about
Like an unfettered kite 
Lost in a hurricane

The smell of freshly fallen snow
Filled the world outside my door
As I grabbed my coat
And went for my morning walk

The fields
Once filled with brown grass
Now appeared like a white blanket
Haphazardly cast over the land

This was the first winter snow
The beginning of what was to come
It was like a fortuneteller speaking
In cold, icy words

Today I chose the path to the left
Which led by the ice-covered river
Which had frozen over
Several weeks before

While the sun darted about
So very high in the sky
That try as it might
Couldn’t warm the earth or me

It was a winter’s day
And no matter how hard I tried
Without you
There was no warmth to be found

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 2/18/2016 11:42:00 AM
This reads so easily and directly yet carries the burden of a pain symbolic in the winter setting. There is a sense that this contemplative walk in snow, tho sad, will lead to an endurance. Maybe I saw this in the sun darting about.
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