Poem -

Winter

Winter

Clocks go back for a stone cold shutdown,
the time pieces are moving again,
And so we race the hours to beat the curfew before the cloak comes down,
Before frost begins to settle.
So turn the sad lamps on,
Turn the temperature up,
Consolidate and console yourselves,
Shroud and cover up and go into hibernation,
As the colours turn gold and everything is falling.
Brace yourself for what could be coming,
Prepare yourself for fire cracker and tinsel,
And a long drawn out dark age,
A long drawn out slumber.
How the winter makes us weary,
How the winter makes us old,
In the blink of an eye the landscape is grey and etching away,
In the blink of an eye everything is pitch black.

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Tony Taylor

Ah the subtle anxiety that comes with Winter's first hints..... These are all quite poetically communicated here....... with some VERY memorable phrasing and anxious wording(smiles)....

Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β  ~ "Prepare yourself for firecracker and tinsel
Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β  And a long drawn out dark age..."

ALL STARS!!..... well penned dear poet sister!!......LOVE & ROCKETS!!......T xo.Β  : )

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A Lonely Journey

Frantic One,Β 
You are killing it today.Β 
Another beautifully written, thought provoking, dark masterpiece.Β 
Loved it!Β 

Matthew.Β 

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FRANTIC FREE-VERSER

Yes MatthewΒ  originally written some years ago thanks for your kind words hope your well.

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Larry Ran

Dear Frantic,

Winter approaches
We will soon all hibernate
Into warm caverns

Peace and Love,
Larry xxx
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Larry Ran

Great idea Frantic,
On every dark day of Winter, I am going to think of one of the hottest women ever, "Summer Bartholomew", winner of the 1975 Miss USA Contest.Β  Ha, Ha.

Peace and Love,
Larry xxx
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