The Bleakness of our Life's Winters.

Updated on March 7, 2020

The following poem I wrote one day this week as I looked out at a winter's day with the wind howling and the sky black and threatening. The words fitting the storms we have witnessed lately and indeed the storms that can sometimes disrupt our lives.


Bleakness and turmoil in secret

Creeping crawling stringing along;

Down deep in the bleak dungeons

Where do we belong?


Sharp cruel outlines tormenting

Piercing pointing feelings so strong;

Dodging life’s imminent minefields

Keep forging along.


Each chipping prodding thudding

Losses smacking smashing life’s song;

Withstanding fate’s darkest choosing

Directions go wrong.


Minds in turmoil beg deep cravings

Fantasies a safety we long;

I keep yearning begging strongly

Passages so long.


Images mirages longings

Crave the mystical barong;

Finding peace a pure solace

In the world’s mixed throng.


Such tormentuous and bleak pressures

Poisoned by Satan’s darkest prong;

All banished into oblivion

By faith’s boldest gong.


The coarseness of Tongues are a-lashing

Cruel Tormentors are a-thrashing;

Find retribution’s cries unnerving

As Faith’s powers unite caressing.


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    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 months ago from Wales

      Thank you Devika,Shauna,Dora and FlourishAnyway. Each comment read and as always greatly appreciated. Enjoy your days one and all.

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      6 months ago from USA

      Just when it was really dark there was that last line about faith.

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 months ago from The Caribbean

      "Finding peace a pure solace" is what we look for in the midst of life's winter. You give us hope when you bring in "faith’s boldest gong." Good poetry!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 months ago from Central Florida

      Eddy, I love the ending. Your poem is very introspective but guided by the rays of hope.

      I imagine the sun coming out as you wrote the last stanza.

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      Devika Primić 

      6 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Harsh weather is unpredictable! Getting through rough storms is a challenge. I like the poem for the beautiful description.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 months ago from Wales

      Haha yes maybe more than I realised. Thank you Manatita xxxx

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      6 months ago from london

      Chuckle. You really paint this one as it was, me dear. Must have really affected you, no? Great poetry!

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      6 months ago from Wales

      Thank you Lorna for taking the time to stop by as always. Your comments always appreciated.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      6 months ago

      Trying to weather the storms of life is not always easy given the state of the world. Your wonderful poem balances nature and faith beautifully. Great writing Eiddwen.

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      6 months ago from Wales

      Thank you for your words which as always are so greaty appreciated Pamela. Take care from my little corner of Wales.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 months ago from Sunny Florida

      The storms of life are easily compared to the weather storms but with the faith of God we go through these storms so much more easily. The dark weather is not fun but we do perseve. Beautiful poetry, as always Eddy

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 months ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Venkatachari. I am glad that you enjoyed this poem and here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

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      Venkatachari M 

      6 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      A good picturization of the stormy weather through your wonderful poetry. The last stanza pinpoints the cruelty of it all while once again he finds solace in the caressing of Almighty.

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      6 months ago from Wales

      Glad you enjoyed Hari.

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      6 months ago from Wales

      Thank you Umesh always nice to see you've called by.

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      Hari Prasad S 

      6 months ago from Bangalore

      Beautiful poetry. Life seems to struggle indeed in such a harsh weather.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      6 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      A nice poem. Well crafted and meaningful.

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      6 months ago from Wales

      Yes Ruby there is so much devastation ,loss and pain and sometimes it takes a very strong mind to continue and believe that sunshine will once again appear and it does. Thank you so much as always for stopping by Ruby.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I felt your words, I guess you know about the devastation in Nashville, Tn. this week, 25 lives lost in a tornado. Come on summer, get your butt in gear!

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      6 months ago from Wales

      So true Chris and while the menacing weather will try it's best to depress us it can never outwit the strength of a strong mind and soul. Life's sunshine will always appear somewhere along the line. Of this we can be sure.

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      6 months ago from Wales

      Oh yes Bill here in the UK that dark cloud is always looming somewhere the upside of this being that we appreciate the sunshine even more when it arrives.

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      6 months ago from Wales

      Thank you once again Peggy. Glad you enjoyed and here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

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      6 months ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Eric. Your words as always greatly appreciated.

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      Chris Mills 

      6 months ago from Traverse City, MI

      Right in the middle of your poem that expands upon the dark and lonely times, you put this little nugget..."Each chipping prodding thudding Losses smacking smashing life’s song."

      But the song wasn't destroyed, was it? Life can get unimmaginably bad, but the song can go one deep inside.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I feel people in the UK can best understand the winters in our city of Olympia. Many here can appreciate the words of your poem. We seem to live much of our lives with a dark cloud hanging over us. :(

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Faith can help us get through the roughest of storms. You said this in excellent poetic form, Eddy.

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      Eric Dierker 

      6 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Well you did real well with the bleakness. Except your verse was a pleasure to read.


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