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Impending Ice

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Impending ice!
The storm is on its way
and it won’t be nice
they all say.
I must agree
I hate it
to the inth degree.
Not hard to state it
when my experience
has been so far:
A series of dents
that totaled my car.
Days without power
from downed lines of all types.
Milk that went sour
and frozen pipes.
Wrapped in blankets I’ve snored
by soft candle light.
Stuck in the house I’ve gotten bored
and picked a fight.
I’ve slipped on steps and sidewalk
on my way from here to there.
Such a sight that it makes people gawk
then point, laugh and stare.
Hate it with a passion its true
but I must admit the silver lining
is the spectacular view
when the sun is shining.
The world turned to glass,
brilliant and blinding.
Sparkling shimmers en masse
it is a view worth finding.
Over by the window I go
with my mug of hot coffee
to enjoy the show
and see what I can see.
So come on Mr. Slick
if you must.
Then do your little trick.
You’ll excuse me I trust
for not coming out
and trying to play.
I’m too old to enjoy slipping about.
Ice is best left to others when you’re old and gray.

© Copyright 2017 Lori Grosser Rhoden - All Rights Reserved
JerryPat2
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1 posted 01-15-2017 08:09 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Warmest winter I can remember. January and we continue in the mid-to-upper-seventies for highs daily. I'm loving it. I hate cold weather!

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 01-15-2017 08:18 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

So far all this ice they have predicted has missed us. But the day is still young...~L
JerryPat2
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3 posted 01-15-2017 09:09 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Hope your luck continues!

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 01-15-2017 10:28 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Nope! just went out to stoke the stove in the garage and the back steps were like glass. I sprinkled some pet friendly ice melt. ~L
JerryPat2
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5 posted 01-15-2017 11:24 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Drat!

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

2islander2
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since 03-12-2008
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by the sea


6 posted 01-15-2017 07:22 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

winter makes us sad and lonely, better stay home and write poetry about winter , like you do, thanks for the penning


yann
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In The Mirror


7 posted 01-16-2017 12:16 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

I recall many Winters when everything was gray...even the television tube. If you wanted color in your life, you wore plaid shirts. If you wanted traction, your tires wore chains. If you wanted to have fun, you had a snowball fight. If you wanted it to hurt some, you tucked a rock inside of it.

Got the blues? Go out and throw some snowballs at cars.

...just bein' Bluesy

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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8 posted 01-16-2017 07:20 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Yann and Bluesy,
I'm not blue at all, maybe a tich bored around the edges. Sitting at home under a blanket is my idea of a good time, especially on a rainy Monday (the ice is all melted) when I don't have to go to work. My biggest concern today is muddy dog paws. ~L
BluesSerenade
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By the Seaside


9 posted 01-29-2017 07:57 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Dear Lori, I love your perseverance.  I recently went out of town and had to deal with the icey conditions.  It's enough to give me a heart attack..maybe I need to get a dog.  😉
tracie66
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Australia


10 posted 01-30-2017 04:13 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

wow! what imagery this has conjured - thank you Lori xx

Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe
                        — W. E. Channing

jwesley
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Texas . . .


11 posted 02-05-2017 12:54 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Ahhhhh - Ice! But it mixes so well with all kinds of . . . Liquids . . .

j.
JL
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Posts 6131
Texas, USA


12 posted 03-16-2017 05:50 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

Nice write, Lori.  They say “A picture is worth a thousand words”.  Well your words conjured up many vivid mental pictures.
Really enjoyed the read.
Reminded me of an incident earlier this winter.
Icy ice and icy snow.  I was out to get groceries, and as I was walking across the parking lot I stepped on a patch of icy snow and began doing the “Matrix”, arms swinging, legs flaying every which way, then boom, I was sitting in some very wet snow.  A young girl was close by, her hand over her mouth trying desperately not to laugh, she said: “I’ve never seen anyone move so fast and not get anywhere.”  I smiled and chuckled, got up and dusted off the icy snow and move on.  None the less, I do love the snow and wintry weather.

JL



Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!
 
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