As in the past, Poetry Monday is open to everyone -- leave a poem (your own or any other that appeals to you) in the comments here or at Diane's or Delores' blogs. Or post your poem on your own blog, and leave us a comment to let people know where to find you.
This week's theme is "winter." Isn't that a nice broad topic, with lots of room to spread out and wiggle your toes? Yes, yes it is, unlike some winter boots I have worn in my day. Er, but that's a story for another post. And if "winter" doesn't inspire you, choose any topic you like. Just enjoy yourself!
This poem will make it sound like we've been having a normal, cold, snowy Atlantic Canadian winter here. The truth is that it has been anything but normal. The temperatures have been mostly mild and we've barely had any snow. I've had to draw on decades of winter experience to write my winter poem. Maybe I should've stuck to describing the strangeness of this year's winter, but my first thought about winter is usually "Oh, no, not all those clothes and boots AGAIN" and I decided to follow that thought.
Does This Outfit Make Me Look Fat?
The part of winter I like least
Is dressing for the cold;
With all the extra clothing, it's
Like being blanket-rolled.
On top of what you always wear,
You must be sure to add
At least one more of everything --
If not, you'll wish you had.
And after that come boots and coat
And scarf and gloves and hat;
And heaven help the one who should
Have peed before all that.
Don't worry if your strangling scarf
Should make it hard to talk,
Or if your Deep Cold heavy boots
Should make it hard to walk --
With all those clothes, you're sure to be
As warm as breakfast toast.
But -- horrors! when you hit the stores,
It's likely that you'll roast!
Your feet will drag, your shoulders sag;
Your scarf will itch your neck.
But worse than that, my friends, your hat
Will leave your hair a wreck.
And when you've finished paying, and
Have left the store, you'll find
You've got all that you went for, but
Your gloves got left behind.
No wonder people run and skip
When spring's warm air abounds --
By leaving winter clothes at home
Our scales are down ten pounds :)
TIPS ON WINTER DRESSING:
Yes! . . . and having the match wouldn't hurt either
Yes! well, the gauzy veil and feather might not be necessary, but the rest is good
Wishing you all a week free from weather-related discomfort, wherever you may be and whatever the weather is dishing out to you. Dress appropriately!!
(All images courtesy of Pixabay.)
UPDATE: Next week's topic, suggested by Diane, is "a story that is 'mostly' true" . . . . ....