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Personification of Winter

Luke Holm earned bachelor degrees in English and Philosophy from NIU. He is a middle school teacher and a creative writer.

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Winter

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--
Winter.

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Comments

yo on November 26, 2019:

nice metaphor +awesome poem

Mark Tulin from Santa Barbara, California on February 21, 2018:

Great metaphor. Wonderful poem. Thanks.

JourneyHolm (author) on January 24, 2017:

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.

whonunuwho from United States on January 24, 2017:

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