Winter Morn This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

     on a lovely winter’s morn

not a leaf or twig or thorn

could poke up past the icy sheet

or through the overlying sleet.

so, comfortably we walk barefoot

on a footprint path inside the wood

we worry not of rocks or stones

for our blanket keeps our heels alone.

in our eyes a glare of light

flies up from the sea of white

and clumps of snow snug in the trees

substitute for fallen leaves.

in the distance breezes start to blow

spinning leaves and swirling snow

we stand steadfast, release all fear

we simply hold the other near.

sharp wind rises all the sudden

and out from us a breath and shudder

though the chill makes our ears feel worse

my hand still warmly rests with yours.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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WhiteBear said...
Jun. 15, 2010 at 3:32 pm
this is such a good poem, you are one of the few people who are really good at rhymes. keep it up!! ;)
purplephoenix said...
May 12, 2010 at 10:52 am
This is absolutely fantastic! Beautiful imagery!
akbird said...
Feb. 21, 2010 at 4:31 pm
beautiful! i'm now tempted to go for a walk. you weave your words so well, it sounds like music!
kimmie93 said...
Nov. 27, 2008 at 5:35 pm
I love this poem!!! Awesome! =]
Zazawish777 replied...
Dec. 26, 2010 at 8:32 pm
i too agree. this is amazing.
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