Personification of Winter

Updated on February 6, 2017
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Luke works as a middle school English, ELD, social justice, and mindfulness teacher in the sanctuary city, San Jose, CA.



There is a new girl in school, sharp and cool,
who always wants to chill.

Soft snow-white tufts fluff her head
like puffed pillows
bunched upon a bed.

At night, she becomes my bitter enemy.
Her icy gaze glazes over me like tinted glass.
Her words send chills down my spine.

Yet, when the sun rises,
she shimmers and shines--
reminding me of beautiful moments.

Her presence fills a room,
bringing everyone closer--
into the light.

I'm not sure why,
but the hard work seems worth it.
It's not like she bites...

I think I rather like this girl,
the one with colorless skin--


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      • Mark Tulin profile image

        Mark Tulin 8 weeks ago from Santa Barbara, California

        Great metaphor. Wonderful poem. Thanks.

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        JourneyHolm 14 months ago

        Thanks, whonu! I quite enjoy personifying the natural world around me. Winter is harsh, but hold so much beauty at the same time...a bit like life.

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        whonunuwho 14 months ago from United States

        Well done my friend and your metaphorical presentation is quite pleasing to the senses.. Blessings to you and yours. whonu