Battle with Winter #winter #poetry #photography


shadows

winter’s harshness

dealt a blow today

one you will never feel

or know

but for the life

of one frail bird

struggling to survive

it took the wind

from beneath her wings

her song swallowed

she did her best

resolved

she used her two feet

to get her

to a place

where she could

lay her head

and fold her broken wing

*

Each day, I watch nature as it tries to endure the cold. Last week I had my own battle with winter and lost. So I like the bird am minus one wing and striving to write with a hand that does not know how.

stay warm and safe…

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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  1. I always worry about the birds and the critters who must endure and survive the worst that winter brings us. Somehow, they usually make it better than I do, and I’m inside where it’s warm. Nothing is as bitter as the seasons. Nothing is as resiliant as the creatures of nature.

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