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Winter Resistance

December 22, 2009
By hitheresara SILVER, Oil City, Pennsylvania
hitheresara SILVER, Oil City, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"The world turns and the world spins, the tide runs in and the tide runs out, and there is nothing in the world more beautiful and more wonderful in all its evolved forms than two souls who look at each other straight on."
— Gary D. Schmidt (Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy)

The frozen times of late December,
life on standby and the world a shadow of gray,
wrapped in white and frozen in time.
The trees bear the burden,
drop their clothing and stand naked, black on white,
arms outstretched, reaching to the missing sun.
The cold slices violently,
leaving frosted wounds on those who face it,
bandaging the damage in ice.
The snow adds its weight to the Earth,
erasing all other things in its need for attention,
wiping the slate clean again.
The year ends in heavy silence,
conducting an orchestra of momentary peace,
while the trees bow respectfully.

The author's comments:
I looked out my window in a whiteout, and this is what I saw.

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