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I feel that in the winter, I am dormant
Curling up into a solitary ball
Shutting out everything, for there is no light
Rain and snow blocking my open paths
Dark skies, porcelain skin
Adding pound by pound onto my long and slender form
Growing large and white and sad
Far past the point when we all think
Winter will never end and the season of ice is here to stay
Warm rain washes the black snow into the gutters
And the sun makes its dramatic appearance
Plants gain hope and rise again
Animals yawn and stretch into the open sunlight, as I do
Awake and ready to slough off my extra weight and obtain a sun-kissed glow
Atop my ivory skin

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Laura_Oliver said...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Hey! Winter isn't so bad! But you convinced me. Great poem! (^_^)

Plus, check out my poem, "True Colors" and leave some nice feedback!

 
Laura_Oliver replied...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 6:42 pm
And what is that picture supposed to be? (I am totally missing something)
 
Padoodallee replied...
Dec. 14, 2012 at 2:24 pm
I'm pretty sure that picture is of a dog =)
 
lovetildeath said...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 1:52 am
I love the way you captured winter in the way you di and how at the end you made spring all happy.
 
Purple-Licious said...
May 13, 2011 at 12:18 pm

really good love it

 

 
Chloe H. said...
Apr. 8, 2011 at 7:54 pm

i love the word choice. very deep great poem

 

 
Kellie_Sonic_Screwdriver_Fay said...
Feb. 1, 2011 at 7:19 pm
Beaustifully written
 
lunaticonthegrassThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 23, 2011 at 1:14 pm
I loved this. Great imagery and diction. Very easy to fall into a trance while reading.
 
nikisrainebo said...
Dec. 10, 2010 at 7:06 pm
I think the imagery in this is really good. Beautiful!
 
ashbash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 27, 2010 at 11:51 am
This is exactly how I feel about winter! Great job, I love your words and how you used them. It flows perfectly!
 
alexxeo said...
Nov. 5, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Great job(:

Read mine?(: "Lunar Metapor"

 
Faith B. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 9, 2010 at 9:03 pm
Thank you for all of the positive, constructive feedback from everybody else!
 
Faith B. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 9, 2010 at 9:02 pm
If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all jerks.
 
Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 9, 2010 at 8:20 pm
when reading this poem, it feels like a person speaking it would runout of breath... the stanzas dont create a natural break, or breath if you will, and ambiguity should never be underestimated... your message would thrive with a little dose.... great word choice though!
 
the truth hurts said...
Aug. 9, 2010 at 8:19 am
that was a pretty bad poem. not going to lie.
 
ShenelleCrystalx3 said...
Jun. 18, 2010 at 11:24 am

That was so good ! Amazing writer ! Don't ever stop :)

Please come and check out my poems [comment or rate] Thank u

 
savagivity777 said...
May 26, 2010 at 1:22 pm
Contradictions are cool.  The oracle of nonsense must approve.
 
Alisha62293 said...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 8:23 am
Great job =D your word choice was AWSOME!! please check out some of mine. Thanks.
 
savagivity777 replied...
May 26, 2010 at 1:20 pm
What words moved you?  Find a better cliche to pawn off as your own and attempt to offer something constructive.  Fo real dough.
 
BmmsMH said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 8:05 am
My dog is just like your dog they are just exactly alike.
 
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