The First Winter Night
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The First Winter Night

An original poem to remind you that you will get through whatever winter you're going through.

The First Winter Night

The first winter night always comes suddenly and with no remorse.

Showing us just how unwavering it plans to be.

She comes with a greeting, fierce and true,

showing her changed self year after year

always getting more clever.

The cold snaps over the town and your brain

and you can't remember another single thing.

The winter nights come fast and stay long,

giving us time to reflect and grow.

We've become so accustomed to our solid structures

that we don't make a fuss when the harshness comes,


we retreat to be with ourselves without nature.

In our boxes,

insulated wooden walls,

we close up shop and say if you can survive then I can too.

Pay attention to nature from our windows view,

and everyone just might learn a thing or two

and we all won't feel bad because nature always survives too.

So take a deep breath

because winter is seeping through the door

there's no getting out of it

not now not ever.

For she hears the whispers

about her all year long and

refuses to let anyone tell her how she's going to be.

Fierce and true the first winter night sneaks in

as a surprise to us all.

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