Friday, December 10, 2010

The Current Cold Spell


A White Christmas?


A wooden sled in hibernation
The weather should change I implored last summer
Longing for the fluffy white spray from heaven
My urging’s to roll and romp outdoor

It was tormenting to the young soul
Ever anticipating but blind to the seeing eye
Impatience reigned, the torture enhanced
Questions in my mind, bring me the snow, I did cry

When it did , it romped home wild
The highways were blocked,
rivers hardened
The airplanes were grounded
and airports abandoned
What’s happening!
The weather’s unleashed its fury
Floods, blizzards the cold at below twenty
The worst since in recent memory
It’ll soon end I'm hoping
A decent winter in the offing!



Submitted to Willow's Magpie #44

17 comments:

ninotaziz said...

I remember a -30 winter. By the time it reached 0 again, I embraced spring.

Yes, I have forgotten the havoc winter could play on the highways too. We skidded 360 degree spin on a flyover, travelling from Ottawa to Montreal one winter. We were struck dumb - glad to be alive. Alhamdulillah. Scariest thing in my younger life!

Tumblewords: said...

Sometimes the world is a scary place...your poem is full of vivid imagery - lovely piece.

Paul C said...

Oh, for moderate weather instead of nature's fury. It can affect one's fun!

kaykuala said...

Ninot Ma'am - a couple of months for the weather to adjust itself? gosh! Younger life is full of fun but very testing. You have been lucky!

Tumblewords - very scary, yes! Thanks
for the visit

Paul - many are thinking the same way.

Myrna R. said...

Brrrrr. I'm glad I don't live in a place where storms rule the atmosphere.

kathew said...

sometimes you get more than you bargained for! Fun read!

Helen said...

Twenty four years in MN ... I know of what you write ... nice Magpie!

kaykuala said...

Myrna,
kathew and
Helen,

From news reports seems there's no let up. The worst is yet to come both in the US and Europe.

Bee's Blog said...
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Bee's Blog said...

I recall winters of my childhood when without warning, when weather forecasts didn't flash into your home via the television every five minutes, snow fell overnight making it impossible to get out of driveways. Oh what fun we had. The cold didn't matter.

I think we were tougher then!

Amanda Moore said...

you did wonderful with the MAG prompt with such a realistic view!

kaykuala said...

Bee, there would have been many winters. As youngsters all would be wonderful memories now. Thanks for sharing!

kaykuala said...

Amanda, thanks for the visit!

Brian Miller said...

whew...we had a storm last year that shut the town down for about a week...hoping this year is not so bad...

kaykuala said...

The weather has been unkind also this part of the world. We have floods or landslides following heavy rains. Lucky thing not many are affected, not just yet!

Jingle Poetry said...

Hang in there,
everything will work out...
stormy weather could be danderous, especially if you want to drive.

Tess Kincaid said...

I love when snow romps wild. Beautiful piece.