Sunday, December 31, 2017

Tantrum


Tantrum

Winter is NOT an old man.
He is a toddler 
who stomps around in a bitter mood.
He is a three-year-old throwing a tantrum
after being scolded for misbehaving.
He pitches balls of frigid air that slap faces
and leave cheeks red and stinging.
His fists flail in revolt.
We dodge his repeated blows.
His feet kick up piles of snow
making a mess everywhere.
When you want him to move along,
he flings himself to the ground,
howling and refusing to budge,
as snow swirls about 
and piles up around him.

18 comments:

  1. Ha, ha! Splendid description! Happy New Year!

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  2. I think I'd love to hang out in your mind for awhile - ...I LOVE your poetry and whatever way it is you come up with these analogies etc...
    Have a great New Year!!

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  3. You captured winter perfectly in words that swirled around. Excellent word painting

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  4. Fun description! Someone make that child behave! (And Happy New Year!)

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  5. I love your poem! Happy New Year.

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  6. May this New Year be special in every way… bringing you the gift of love and excitement.
    (01/01)From Japan to friends all over the world; Happy New Year! ! https://ryoma2sakamoto.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/01-01from-japan-to-friends-all-over-the-world-happy-new-year/ @Sakamoto2Ryouma

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  7. Love it, Connie... Wish Winter would bring us some snow here though... We had a few flurries this morning --but other than that, he is keeping his tantrums north of us (or south of us). ha...

    Happy New Year.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. Happy New Year-it’s a cold one even down south!

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  9. Great description.. Love it. Happy new year!!

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  10. That's a powerful, accurate metaphor (<-I think I'm using this term correctly. If not, substitute it for the correct one and ignore me.)=)

    Happy New Year, and may you find pleasant ways to stay warm.

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  11. What a great description, Connie, even though we have to come to identify with the term "Old Man Winter" your view is a welcome change. Happy New Year and keep warm!

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  12. Oooh, great imagery, Connie! Love it. Winter is even pitching a tantrum here in the Deep South... HOTlanta is NOT very hot right now.

    Happy New Year!!!

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  13. Great analogy Connie. Winter sure feels the way you described. Stay safe and warm.

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  14. Lovely expression and such a delight to read. Best wishes.

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  15. Oh, Connie you have completely captured that little tyrant. Your writing is refreshing.

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  16. Oh my this poetry is just beautifully PERFECT to describe the behaviour of snow lol
    loved the lovely place you own my friend and the pretty delightful heading photo

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  17. ha ha..........I think that toddler has been tromping around here! love your words!

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  18. That toddler just got his just reward! Spring temps here and all that dang snow is melting.

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