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Having Winter Blues

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida. .


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.


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 27, 2017:

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

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on November 27, 2017:

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.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 25, 2017:

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.

FlourishAnyway from USA on November 24, 2017:

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

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on November 24, 2017:

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! :-)

Nell Rose from England on November 23, 2017:

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

manatita44 from london on November 23, 2017:

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.

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on November 23, 2017:

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.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 23, 2017:

Thank you Ann. Yes, music always helps.

Ann Carr from SW England on November 23, 2017:

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!


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 23, 2017:

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

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on November 23, 2017:

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

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