Shootin' the Breeze

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War of the Winds

The flames fascinate,
Bringing comfort
As I contemplate,
Staring at the fire.
                           Winds rudely attack
                           My reverie,
By a chilly draft
Tresspassing inside.
Noisy blowing cold,
Being too bold
Invading our home.
                              Logs and chinking
                               And metal roof
                               Try protecting
                                 Us from this weather.
Some windows rattle.
Walls are shaking.
It’s a battle,
Testing our shelter.
                                   Like evil v. good,
                                   Hostile forces
                                   War with the wood
                                    In our fiery stove.
Burning wood’s heat
Challenges wind
As they compete
On temperature.
                                  The brave cabin
                                   Resists the force
                                   As we stay in —
                                    Safe from blowing rage.
With loud gales outside,
My wife hugs me,
Snuggling by my side.
I don’t mind the wind.


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12 thoughts on “War of the Winds

  1. Kenny,
    Thanks for reblogging my poem.

  2. Agreed: wind and weather serve only to augment the coziness of a loved one nearby. ‘Love the frugality of words here that pinpoint images and highlight a memorable moment in time.

  3. Eloquent in its brevity but fullness. Beautifully captured!

  4. A happy ending. Nice.

  5. Love this … a perfect picture painted with wonderful words!

  6. Ron barnett on said:

    Alan, this is beautiful! Joan

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