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January 21, 2013

The Winter of My Content

Frigid winds blow barren branches,

the sky is nickel grey.

Crystal snowflakes come drifting down,

Winter seems here to stay.

Jagged icicles hang in a row,

the snow is getting deep.

Logs are crackling in the fire,

it’s a prime time to sleep.

The days are short, the nights are long,

it’s bitter cold outside.

But the woods are a wonderland

with beauty far and wide.

I’m happy to enjoy the view

from my window here each day;

I am content because I know

Spring can’t be too far away.

Down deep below the drifts of snow,

a dormant crocus lies.

Soon it will push through thawing sod

to greet the bright March skies!

Bruce Fabian Mancevice

Gloucester

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