Jealous Winter

"Jealous Winter" image shows a group of large trees in an open meadow or field, all of which is covered in ice and snow.
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Winter is a most jealous season;
Ask her why, she won’t give a reason.

Her snowflakes are intricate and small,
Yet together, they cover all;

Erasing all evidence of Summer or Spring–
A blanket of white over everything.

Her sister Autumn assists her by,
Bringing the leaves to the ground to die.

“Summer has nothing,” she remarks,
“But a day of noise and fireworks.

I have Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas,
And all the gifts December gives us.”

She boasts of New Years and Valentine’s Day,
Until the snow starts melting away.

Then green grass begins poking through;
She tries to stay with a frost or two.

Spring brings forth the warmth of the sun,
And all too soon Winter is done.

Errant snowfalls may be allowed by Spring,
But Summer comes, melting everything.

And so Winter is confined far to the North,
Until her own time, when she may come forth.

Copyright © 2022 Brandon Ellrich

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Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

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