Thursday, January 13, 2011

Winter Woes

I wrote this last year, but it applies today. I am unproductive, uninspired, and undeniably

I can’t stay up past sundown. I’m wide awake at three.
All day I am lethargic; I know what’s wrong with me.
I ache for old friend sunshine who eases all my pain.
I hate precipitation, but I’d welcome summer rain.
I need a break from frigid, this deep freeze really sucks
I’m sick of slippery roads and salty cars and trucks.
I want to feel a trickle of sweat roll down my spine.
I’m sick and tired of goose bumps and freezing all the time.
I’m tired of wearing socks to bed and nightgowns past my knees.
I am sick and tired of winter; hurry springtime, please.
For all of you who love it
I have a word or two
WINTER- you can shovel it
That’s what you can do.


Lynn said...

Now Linda, just look at that picture of you throwing that snowball and how happy you look. We wouldn't appreciate spring quite as much if we didn't have some cold weather. It's all good sistah, just eat some chocolate!

Unknown said...

How fitting on this cold day.

Susan said...

Dear Linda: I know what you mean,
'bout the same winter scene,
It's getting a little old.
I want tulips and crocus
With fluffy white clouds,
And nothing that comes close to cold.

I want robins and picnics
And warm summer nights
And gardens that always inspire.
But here comes the snow, there's no
place to go,
Better put another log on the fire! Susan

Barb Hodges said...

Hi Linda,I love spring, but I am always concerned about tornado season. Well, as we all know, tornadoes can happen even in the winter. Look at winter as a time of rest. Look at the snow as a clean slate (except when it gets dirty from all the traffic.) Look at the ice as a warning to be careful and watch our step, (both literally and figuratively.)Think warm thoughts.

Cathy C. Hall said...

Hahaha! You'd think Georgia would be a safe bet in the winter, but you'd be wrong. The ATL is a frigid mess!

Guess all we can do is sit inside by a fire and write funny poems. Well, we can add a hot toddy or two. That makes the poetry even funnier! :-)

Linda O'Connell said...

Hi Everyone
Please reread my poem, I had a typo. It was supposed to be SHOVEL not shove. I'm not on the brink, really.

Terri Tiffany said...

You made me shiver!! And I read it as shivel anyways.

Stephanie Faris said...

SO well written. I keep seeing complaints of sleeplessness both in blogs and on social networking sites. I think it's pretty common in the wintertime. I wake up every morning at 5 a.m. and walk 2 miles...sounds crazy but it really does seem like I sleep much better at night when I'm getting regular exercise.

Pat Wahler said...

Once the holidays are over, winter should be, too. Would Mother Nature repeal such a proposition?


Folhetim Cultural said...

Olá neste sábado em meu blog minha coluna poética, uma homenagem ao grupo Roupa Nova e Bruno Martins no chá das 5. Conto com sua visitá lá.

Magno Oliveira
Folhetim Cultural

Katie Gates said...

Hi Linda, I'm so glad you stopped by my blog so that I would find yours. Seems I found it a while ago (I'm in there among the followers already!). Now, I'll be reminded to return more often. I love the poem. I, too, was complaining about the weather earlier this week -- simply because the Sun had not made an appearance in a few days. We Angelenos are so spoiled!!!

Tammy said...

This was just what I needed to brighten a dreary week! The laughter was like the sun coming out.

Julia Gordon-Bramer said...

Ha ha! Perfect!