Ill Wind - a Poem

Updated on April 9, 2018

Ill Wind

The icy wind’s ill affect

Blowing down and around his neck

Will have a lasting effect

For the ill wind has no respect

Not for anyone not one fleck

The ill wind will not blow

When there is rain, sleet or snow

It is disguised so you won’t know

And hit you hard where it doesn’t show

Until the fever’s heated glow

The ill wind’s latent call

Is meant to bring us to our knees

You will know you have been hit with the first sneeze

Carried by the germs on the ill wind’s breeze

The ill wind will blow right into the heart of you

It will make you ill

And chill you too

You will not know

Until the ill wind is through with you

© 2018 Shyron E Shenko


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      Mark Tulin 13 days ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Like the rhyme scheme, slides the poem along. Thanks

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      Verlie Burroughs 13 days ago from Canada

      Oh gosh, I hope this is not you Shyron. What a miserable feeling to be so ill. Ouch. Chilling, this ill wind, good write lady.

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      Maria Jordan 2 weeks ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Pass me my blanket and some cocoa - you have written a sensory sensation, dear Shyron.

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      C E Clark 2 weeks ago from North Texas

      Superb as always. I agree with all your commenters.

      Thought spring was here, but it was only 32º Friday and Saturday nights! Unheard of in this part of Texas -- at least for the 28 years I've been here. Hope you and John are staying warm. Blessings and hugs dear friend. Take care . . .

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      Audrey Hunt 2 weeks ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Your poem is open to interpretation, depending on the reader. I like this type of freedom when reading poetry. Thanks, Shyron.

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      Genna East 2 weeks ago from Massachusetts, USA

      That Ill Wind can take many forms if we are to look at this as a chilling metaphor. Well done!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 weeks ago from USA

      This made me want to bundle up and bring out the hand sanitizer. I like the potential double meaning of ill winds.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 weeks ago from Texas

      Hari, thank you so very much, I appreciate you.

      Blessings always

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      mckbirdbks 2 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Shy - The ill winds have inspired you. Otherwise, they are not funny, and blow into every soul.

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      Peggy Woods 2 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      I agree with Bill in that this could be interpreted in different ways. Good job Shyron!

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      Bill Holland 2 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      This can be taken literally or as a metaphor. Either way it is a very good read, Shyron! Well done!

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      Devika Primić 2 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Chill winds are what we experience in Croatia. Your poem sends that chilling winds to me. Spring is here so not too bad with the winds at this time of year.

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      Larry W Fish 2 weeks ago from Raleigh

      Thank you for this poem, Shyron. You have a way with words that pulls the reader into the poem.

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      Ann Carr 2 weeks ago from SW England

      Great poem, Shyron! It made me shiver too. You've got the tone and rhythm just right.

      It's an ill wind that blows no good is certainly true. We've had quite a bit of that here lately but, thank goodness, it's become milder and Spring seems to be winning!


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      John Hansen 2 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      I don't want that ill wind coming my way, Shyron. Ooh makes me shiver. Blessings.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 weeks ago

      Shyron this gave me the chills.. no pun intended... I really enjoyed reading your ill wind

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      Hari Prasad S 2 weeks ago from Bangalore

      The chill isn't cool but your poem sure is. :-)

      - hari