Friday, February 21, 2014

Winter in the Midwest - Celebrate this Week


Winter in the Midwest
is a lonely place.
Stark.
White.
Quiet.

February arrives with hope.
Whispered prayers that spring is coming,
in a matter of days or weeks.
We can finally break free of our cocoons.

Winter in the Midwest
is a study in contrasts.
Sub zero temps,
ice,
snow.
Quickly followed by a thaw,
thunderstorms,
tornados.
Followed by snow again.

Despite it all, we persevere.
Moving about life,
helping out our neighbors,
shoveling a drive,
pulling a car out of the snow.

Winter in the Midwest
Can be long,
Too long,
But it makes us celebrate the coming season.
Soon shoots will pop out from their winter homes,
Trees will bud,
And recess will finally be outside at lunchtime.

Winter in the Midwest
Makes us appreciate what comes next.
And this year,
we
are
ready.


 I’m joining up with Ruth Ayres for her weekly link-up, Celebrate This Week. Check out all of the posts linked up at her blog HERE. Thanks for starting this, Ruth!
 
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