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Spirit of Winter



My world is filled with pain ,
How my heart breaks apart.
I am the spirit of lonely winter,
Upon a withered tree in snowy dark.

I have seen into night's deep,
Where shadows cast long loom.
I am a crow perched up high,
A specter of hinted coming gloom.

With icy mist and slow breath,
And a chill inside my bones.
I sense awaiting fear and eminent death,
Knowing that I'm quite alone.

I see more than I should,
In the quiet of my reservation.
A glint of moonlight on feathers,
Held together by sheer imagination.

In the silent frosted still,
A baren wasteland wanting thaw.
I fly from branch and bow,
Through echoes of frozen call.
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Submitted on January 29, 2016

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I am a painter, poet, and writer from Texas. I have a large volume of poetry, which I hope to publish in an anthology. I am best known for my poem 'Extrairdinary Mind'. I am also working on several novels and short stories at the moment. I write a wide variety of genres. I also draw, paint fresco, oils, and mixed media. My most famous piece is 'Psychedelic Cows', which placed 1st at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. It became the inspiration for the sculptures that followed. You can follow my platform on Pinterest. more…

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