Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Linda M. Crate - One Poem

New Beginning
the winter has come
blessed us with ice and snow,
and the grumbling
is enormous;
but the cold never bothered me,
and perhaps winter
isn't the curse we want to believe it
to be
perhaps it's a new beginning
killing everything in our lives that could
destroy us if given the opportunity
to breath past it's expiry,
and the snow can be beautiful
glittering like diamonds
or sapphires when the blue of the sky is
lost in its velvet skin;
perhaps winter has not come to undo us,
but make us stronger
than we ever knew we could be
sometimes the cold is a refreshing snap
reminding us that we're alive,
but like all remembrances sometimes she
can be cruel;
but i don't think old man winter is as
evil as everyone would suggest.
Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. She currently resides in Meadville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. Recently her two chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press - June 2013) and Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon - January 2014) were published. Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic is forthcoming from Ravenswood Publishing.

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