Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Winter Storm #WinterPoetry January 2016

Winter. Either you love it or you hate it. I really don't think there is an in between for it. I was a huge lover of Winter, nearly my entire life. Then I spent five years in Buffalo, New York, and became the biggest hater of Winter ever. I especially hate snow. I honestly have a very negative reaction to the thought of being in snow. UGH! I lived in Wyoming, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire... all places where it snows quite a bit, and none of it compares to Buffalo snow. Lake Effect snow. Horrible stuff. Absolutely horrible. 

So, as you can see, I am one of those people that hates Winter. I guess it is a good thing, that I now live in California. One thing I can admit, is that snow is beautiful. Some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen, have included snow. So, even though I hate it, and wish to stay as far away as possible, I can definitely appreciate the beauty of it. The beauty in pictures. 

So, my friends and I decided to write some poetry for y'all to read, using the theme of Winter! I hope you enjoy it all! I will include links to all the participating blogs, at the end! In the meantime, here is my contribution! I hope you enjoy! 

Poem 1:

Fluffy white flakes falling to the ground.
Cold snow mounds all around.
I lay here by the fire, 
missing your sweet hugs that I admire.
Outside the weather is so cold.
Inside is an emptiness caused by love untold.
I miss you with all my heart.
I hate these days we spend apart.
I need you to know how I feel.
I need to stop denying your appeal.
I should just take the chance,
and ask to start a romance.
I know that you want me,
as I have not been deaf to your plea.
Maybe I should stop playing life so safe.
Give you the chance to end my time as a waif.
You told me once I should always let love win.
Would it win if I open my heart and let you in?
Or would I just get hurt and lose?
I really do not know which path to choose.
I could spend the rest of these Winter nights alone.
Letting my heart remain made of stone.
Or I could just go ahead and end this chase.
Open my heart and accept your embrace.
Give you all my love.
Let you serenade me nightly with your Breedlove.
I could find my happy place, inside of you.
Together we can start life anew. 
As I pick up my phone,
not wanting to end this night alone,
I know this is the right choice.
Now I just need to find my voice.
I need to tell you how much I need this.
How much I want your kiss.
Come over I say.
Knowing you'll quickly be on your way.
Tomorrow will be our first.
The day we finally quench our thirst.
Embarking on a new life together. 
Bound as one, we can survive any weather.

Poem 2: 

White snow falling.
Icy roads winding.
New life forming.
Temperatures finally warming.
Everyone ready for Spring to come.
Rivers slowly flowing.

Poem 3:

Town schools closing.
Outside it is freezing.
Roads are icy.
Makes me want to hibernate.

Thank you for taking the time out of your Wednesday to read this! I hope you enjoyed reading them, as much as I enjoyed writing them! I hope you are all having a fabulous week!

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Here are the links to the contributions from all my wonderful blogger friends!!! Enjoy and be sure to stay warm!!! 

Karen of Baking In A Tornado

Steena of The Angrivated Mom 

Dawn of Spatulas On Parade

Robin of Someone Else's Genius 

Candice of Measurements of Merriment 


  1. 1 is my favorite. You should write poetry all the time. I'm jelly ;-)

    1. Thank you! I do write poetry all the time, I just don't share it! I would say 99.9% of my poetry goes unshared.

    2. Definitely no need to be jealous! You write wonderfully!

  2. The first poem has such a wistful quality, yet is filled with hope.
    The second one made me laugh as we both did that "first letter" thing this month!

  3. I'm not a huge fan of winter either, but you're right: it does look pretty. I guess as long as it snows on the weekend and doesn't mess up my plans I can be okay with it.

  4. Like the playfulness of the last two poems. School closings here in Germany are nonexistent, they will be open unless there is a blizzard. We are slowly adapting to the winters...and I mean slowly. We are expecting snow for the next four days, so I hope to be hibernating too.

    1. I hope you get to hibernate!! I loved snow days as a kid!! I hope you stay warm!!

  5. I always wonder who you're talking about when you write your love poetry. It's so beautiful, yet full of yearning and unfulfilled desire.

    1. He lives in Chicago. He's one of my best friends, my greatest loves, and my Muse. He hurt me deeply. He also made me happier than imaginable. He's absolutely brilliant. He's a writer. Quite possibly the most intelligent person I've ever know. He's complex. He's very strongly opinionated on basically everything. He and I don't see eye to eye often. He frustrates me beyond belief. He's amazing. I'm so grateful he's apart of my life. He's all I write and so much more.

  6. Wonderful job telling the tale of frozen, star-crossed lovers! The first letter poems were really creatively done, too! Great writing!

    1. Thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed them!!



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