Having Winter Blues

Updated on November 23, 2017
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I live in the suburbs of Riga, Latvia. I have a wonderful cat named Sid.

Winter blues have got me,

they just won’t let me be,

the snows won’t melt away

and I’m sad every day.

Winter blues,

the saddest there could be,

wondering what remedy -

I need to chase them away.

Sitting in my room,

outside the window

that blanket of white hasn’t melted away,

and it feel like those silver flakes are falling on me.

Winter blues,

grab on and hold you,

they make your soul,

as cold as ice.

Wonder if there’s a chaser,

for the winter blues,

perhaps a snifter of cognac -

just to melt my frozen heart.

They’ve come it seems to stay,

from me those winter blues won’t stray,

musical note I look to chase them –

from the farthest shadows of my room.

Winter blues,

come Louis blow your horn,

let’s fill this room –

with a different kind of blues sound.

Sounds that warm the heart,

leaving the cold behind the door,

soon dancing about the floor –

shaking the winter blues.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 4 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        That's the way it is Mike when winter arrives.

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        mckbirdbks 4 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

        Winter blues? With fires in the fireplace to be prepared, mulled wine to drink, reindeer to imagine. i guess that is just a Southern California perspective. Your work here describes the feeling of many.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 4 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Endless snow will do it every time FlourishAnyway.

        You welcome Genna.

        You welcome Nell.

        Thank you Manatita.

        Thank you Peg. Hugs right back to you.

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        FlourishAnyway 4 months ago from USA

        I recall living in Maine with so much snow. The unending winter made me so depressed just like the narrator in the poem.

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        Genna East 4 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

        Your words tell us what we can expect in New England in the coming weeks, Rasma. This poem is food for the winter soul. Thank you! :-)

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        Nell Rose 5 months ago from England

        Love it! We are lucky over here, its still pretty warm in the day, no snow at all! keep warm, okay?

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        manatita44 5 months ago from london

        Right time of the year for it obviously. I tend to suffer a bit with the cold. The sun has a very special energy. Nice poem but stay warm.

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        Peg Cole 5 months ago from Dallas, Texas

        Louis and his tunes are a great remedy for the winter blues. Loved your touching poem. Hoping for some Holiday Cheer to come your way. Hugs.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 5 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you Ann. Yes, music always helps.

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        Ann Carr 5 months ago from SW England

        That's a brilliant way to chase away the winter blues; with the blues. Music can be so powerful and I often put a favourite on, loud and upbeat, when I need a boost. It always works.

        Great poem!


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        Gypsy Rose Lee 5 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you Louise. In another time I always made sure there was some cognac around while the cold winter winds howled.

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        Louise Powles 5 months ago from Norfolk, England

        That's a lovely poem. A small cognac sounds like a good idea when you've got the winter blues!