Ill Wind - a Poem

Updated on April 9, 2018
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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

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 months ago from Texas

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

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      ocfireflies 

      6 months ago from North Carolina

      Shyron,

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

      Kim

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 months ago from Texas

      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.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 months ago from Texas

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

      Blessings always my dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 months ago from Texas

      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.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 months ago from Texas

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

      Blessings always dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 months ago from Texas

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

      Blessings always my dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 months ago from Texas

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

      I like double meanings.

      Have a Blessed week, Blessings always.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 months ago from Texas

      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.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 months ago from Texas

      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.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 months ago from Texas

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

      I always get fever blisters from the ill winds.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 months ago from Texas

      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.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 months ago from Texas

      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.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 months ago from Texas

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

      Blessings my friend

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 months ago from Texas

      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.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 months ago from Texas

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

      Thank you so much for the comment.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 months ago from Texas

      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.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 months ago from Texas

      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.

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      C E Clark 

      7 months ago from North Texas

      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 . . .

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      Mark Tulin 

      8 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Like the rhyme scheme, slides the poem along. Thanks

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      8 months 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 

      8 months 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 

      8 months 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 

      8 months 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 

      8 months 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 

      8 months 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 

      8 months ago from Texas

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

      Blessings always

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      mckbirdbks 

      8 months 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 

      8 months 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 

      8 months 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 

      8 months 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 

      8 months 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 

      8 months 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!

      Ann

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      John Hansen 

      8 months 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 

      8 months ago

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

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      Hari Prasad S 

      8 months ago from Bangalore

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

      - hari

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