January, at its Best

How many cold, winter nights
have we sat by the window of some smoky place
and contemplated the state of things
or nothing at all
And how such a winter's night
could be so mild
'tis a strange thing but all the same
Fine by me for bitter winds
only add to the shame of man
For no man has not a care in the world
lest he have not a mind or soul
Would that I could take things like
that soulless man
My existence would not have reason
And my mind would think silly thoughts
through the window of murky winter.

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Written when the Tennessee winter was more than I could bear.
The endless days and weeks of cloudy skies, barren tree limbs, and freezing temperatures took its toll.

It robbed the best of me, leaving a fallen, desperate shell.
Now my Floridian January is a celebration.

The cool winds keep the warmth from stagnating.
And I am smiling as the vivid colors of a blue sky backdrop promise me sunshine and breezes
and greenery.

And birds gracefully gliding in their sunny winter dance.

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3 responses to “January, at its Best

  1. That Tennessee winter sounds like mine recently. The water pipes froze (and burst)- no water for 4 days, before that the electricity was down, before that I was sick for two weeks and had just ended my 7 year relationship with the live of my life/guy-BFF- car is overheating, the list is very long, but rather than kick my butt, it’s made me that much stronger. I eat hard times for breakfast. ;0)

    Great poem though! So well written and expressed.

    • Thank you for reading and commenting. Wow you have had one hell of a winter so far. I sincerely hope it starts to rain sunshine on you soon!

      • Yes I have, but compared to what my childhood was like, this really is a cake walk. (Not a boo hoo story, just stating facts!) I adapt well though, and quickly.

        On that note, it’s nice getting out of survival mode and actually relaxing. Things are much better at the moment: clean house (always), opera music on high, glass of red with a little bit of down time; lining things up for the next semester which just started. No complaints. :0)

        And I hope all is well in your neck of the woods as well. x

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