((Remembering November))

Poem By Theodora (Theo) Onken

I do remember November...
It's cool, sharp call,
The cool breeze had all but disappeared,
But the wind, it came, upon us all.

Bundled up with our ascots...
Leather gloves for our hands,
Long woolen leggings to keep them warm,
And fur lined suede boots, on which to stand.

A flurry or two is cast for the morrow...
With winds gusting, to perhaps thirty-five,
Wind chill factor of fifteen,
With a temperature, thatr could freeze a cows hide.

Ice cicle formations begin to dangle...
Hanging as decorations from midnight eaves,
The roof believes that they are ornaments,
For at christmas time, they are well received.

The sidewalks are a dangerous peril...
As the black ice, begins to form,
One mistep, without good balance,
And a broken hip, could be borne!

Enough, i say enough...
Of this folly, of ice winter chill,
Pass it along to some balmy tropic isle,
Because of this frost, we've had our fill.

Premature Winters always trouble...
Coming too early, and lasting, way too long,
Never giving Fall a chance to shine her Orange,
Or give a break, for an early, Spring Bird Song!

Comments about ((Remembering November))

Thad, i realize that it has taken me this long to thank you, but my life has been a bumpy one this year...please forgive and allow me to thank you for all of your always too kind compliments! Hugs, Theo xx
Hi Theo! Great write! Looks like were going to have a cold winter here in Texas, already in 40's in early mornings! Thad
We're not quite there yet, here either, although the heat has come on a couple of times, today it was cental air all day! But i have this feeling in my bones, that we are in for it! What in the world would i do without you, my dear, dear, friend? Theo, xxoo
BRRRRRRRRRRR, am not ready for this weather. still so spoiled here as it will be up there in the 70's again tomorrow...no heat on yet, in fact had a/c on twice early last week in house...This sure is what November usually is though both here and in the mid west when I lived in Lake forest......Elegant write...I wrote 'Lost Time' quickly earlier today..maybe I'll post an old one if I can still type straight...I can't sleep on planes, too excited, don't ever want to miss anything going on or the hot nuts and drinks...heehee...love, marci.xo

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