Winter Is Coming

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Dead mullein stalks poke out of the snow in northern New Mexico.

Winter is coming with sleet, ice, and snow;
Herons will shiver and so will the crow.
Rivers of snot will run from kids’ noses—
They won’t be smelling bouquets of roses.
Slippery sidewalks will make old folks fall;
Traffic on freeways will slow to a crawl.
But there are some places winter won’t touch:
India, Panama, Guinea, and such.
To people who live there, southerly folk,
Winter’s privations are merely a joke.
It’s all in your viewpoint, how winter looks.
Remember: Broth spoils with too many cooks.

Poem © 2018 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Posted on October 23, 2018, in light verse, Midweek Motif, New Mexico, Poets United, Rhyming poetry and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Hmm. I’ve experienced all of the above, even that very last line–though it is startling to think of the cooks of winter! Beautiful photo.

  2. The best thing to do about winter is to laugh in its face. It is good to see you have done that here.

  3. Smiles. This is clever, and fun to read.

  4. Ah, such winter images in your words — there’s a subtle amusement that runs through the course of this verse.
    Though we do get out fair share of winters here in India, given that the terrain ranges from mountainous to desert and coastal — where I am i.e. in the northern plains, it gets to about 0 degrees (Centigrade). Can’t bear the thought of any place colder. Ha!
    A fun write! 🙂

  5. Nor Trinidad and Tobago we are in the hot zone. Nice expression of winter and its woes MMT

    much love…

  6. Oh India has its winters up in the Himalayan north there’s enough snow and ice! A beautiful season…

  7. Lisa at Greenbow

    Oh yes, I am looking forward to winter. Bring it on…

  8. “if winter comes can spring be far behind”… have heart!
    Nice rhyming poem:)

  9. So captured the feel of winter.

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