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Ill Wind - a Poem

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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

Comments

C E Clark from North Texas on September 23, 2020:

Without a doubt we have an 'ill wind' blowing over this country and all of us here right now. I can't wait until the evil in the White House is removed. So many laws have been broken it makes no sense that we must vote the current occupant out. He should have been removed months ago.

Trump has stated in the last couple of days, that no one has been effected by the Coronavirus. The more than 200,000 people who have died from it so far, are according to Trump, either nobodies, or unaffected by the virus. I think his words are just more of what is making up the 'ill wine'.

Posting this to FB & AH.

Tuesday late morning I met a woman who has recovered from Coronavirus. She said both of her parents, her husband, and herself all had the virus in mid January already. Her father died with it in the hospital, but the other three survived. So now I can say I know someone who has had it. One of daughter's client's, has a son and grandson who both survived it in May and June I think it was.

I do hope the wind changes and that better things will soon blow in, but it isn't looking very promising at the moment.

Hope you are being cautious and staying well. Blessings, dear friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on August 08, 2020:

Seems like things have changed gradually over the last few years, but even in the last few weeks. Many people no longer appreciate our Constitution or the freedoms and rights it gives us. Out of ignorance many are desperate to give our liberties away, as the monster at the bottom of the swamp beguiles them, not unlike the serpent beguiled Eve.

I think the ill wind you speak of in your excellent poem here is blowing over us all right now. I worry about what will be the results.

Posting this to FB & AH.

Hope you and Walter are well. Blessings, dear friend . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on June 13, 2020:

I think we've been having an ill wind for the last 3 and a half years, but a different kind of wind than you're writing about here, though just as unpleasant in it's way.

Read today that Trump wants to send all of our Native Americans to India. Can you believe it? Apparently he thinks they originated there (maybe I should use his words -- they "oranged" there).

Guess he got that idea ffrom the same book where he is convinced the first thing our Founding Fathes did before the Revolutionary War was to close all the airports. Yup, he really said that, and seriously.

Posting this poem to FB & AH.

Stay safe!

The Eloquent Heart Writer from Barbados W.I on March 14, 2020:

I appreciate your work, Thanks for sharing

C E Clark from North Texas on October 26, 2019:

Seems like we are finally getting into that season when the "ill wind" blows. Not that I look forward to that wind with the cold and flu season, but I do love the cooler temperatures.

Posting this to AH & FB. Hope all is well with you. Blessings, dear friend . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 08, 2018:

Kim, I am so glad to see you back, thanks for the visit. Blessings and Peace dear friend.

ocfireflies from North Carolina on June 08, 2018:

Shyron,

How I know that ill wind well. Thanks for putting into words how the battle is real. Nicely done my dear friend.

Kim

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 03, 2018:

Yes Verlie it is I who gets so sick I could cry

when the ill wind is blowing by

Blessings my dear friend, thank you for the visit and comments.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 03, 2018:

Maria, my precious friend, thank you for such a compliment. I do hope that all is well with you.

Blessings always my dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 03, 2018:

Au fait, thank you for the comments. I hope all is well with you.

My new normal, nothing will ever be normal again.

Blessings my friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 03, 2018:

Audrey, you are welcome, and thank you for the visit.

Blessings always dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 03, 2018:

Genna, thank you for the comments and compliments I do appreciate you.

Blessings always my dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 03, 2018:

Flourish, thank you for the comments and compliments and for the visit.

I like double meanings.

Have a Blessed week, Blessings always.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 03, 2018:

Mike, thank you for the comments and compliments.

You are right the ill winds blow into every soul

They make one shiver they are so cold

Trying to make us grow old

Blessings my dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 03, 2018:

Peggy Woods, thank you for the compliment and comments, I appreciate you more than you know.

This was written to be literal, I really do get ill from the winds and my hubby pneumonia before he passed from going out into the ill wind.

Blessings my dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 03, 2018:

Ann, thank you for the comments, I really appreciate you.

I always get fever blisters from the ill winds.

Blessings my friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 29, 2018:

Bill, thank you for the comments and compliments. Yes the ill winds can be taken metaphorically but, I take them literally when I go out into winds that are cold and damp, I get really sick and I get fever blisters.

Blessings always my friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 29, 2018:

Devika, thank you for the comments. Please stay inside when the ill winds blow, or they will give you a very bad cold.

Blessings my friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 29, 2018:

Larry, thank you so much for the comment and for the complements. I really appreciate you.

Blessings my friend

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 29, 2018:

Ann, thank you for the .comment. I do appreciate you.

The ill winds give me really bad colds and fever blisters and the one this poem was written about gave my husband pneumonia and me a bad cold.

Blessings my dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 29, 2018:

John, I hope the ill wind does not blow your way.

Thank you so much for the comment.

Blessings my friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 29, 2018:

Frank, thank you so much for the comment, sorry you got chills from it, my hubby got pneumonia from the ill wind this poem was written about and it blew him away (no pun, no joke)

Blessings my friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 20, 2018:

Au fait, thank you for the comments and thank your sister for reading my poetry, I appreciate you both.

Hope all is well with you.

Blessings my dear friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on May 01, 2018:

Sharing this poem on FB also. Just wanted to let you know that my sister in Northern WI reads your stuff all the time and loves your poetry. Told her she should leave some comments, but she is the shy sort I guess . . . . I thought you'd like to know and I'm sure you have many more 'fans' that you don't know about.

Hope all is well and that you're making peace with the new normal. Blessings and hugs dear friend. Take care . . .

Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on April 12, 2018:

Like the rhyme scheme, slides the poem along. Thanks

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on April 12, 2018:

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.

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on April 11, 2018:

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

C E Clark from North Texas on April 09, 2018:

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 . . .

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on April 08, 2018:

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

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on April 08, 2018:

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

FlourishAnyway from USA on April 08, 2018:

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

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 07, 2018:

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

Blessings always

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on April 07, 2018:

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

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 07, 2018:

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

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 07, 2018:

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

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 07, 2018:

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.

Larry W Fish from Raleigh on April 07, 2018:

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

Ann Carr from SW England on April 07, 2018:

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!

Ann

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 07, 2018:

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

Frank Atanacio on April 06, 2018:

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

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on April 06, 2018:

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

- hari