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Scary Hairy Ice Slick Blues

Updated on January 9, 2017

Scary Hairy Ice Slick Blues by Diana Pierce

Choosing to live on a side hill,

Will have its ups and downs,

Not bad to get through summers,

But winters can be so swell.

An ice slick forms down my driveway,

Water oozes from a side hill spring,

Slowly making travel scary,

Should I say it’s a little hairy?


Chickens have no right to live here,

Not daring to leave their nest,

When running water freezes a river run,

Four-wheel-drive can’t do its best.

If you’re lucky you’ll find a summer job,

If you’re smart you’ll leave this dive,

No matter what you decide to do,

Be thankful you’re still alive.


My winter ride needs replaced,

If I decide to stay here,

But if I move some place new,

The cost of it would break me.

Not sure what I should do,

Winter blues seem to stay,

As for this dreadful ice slick,

There will soon be warmer days.


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      Diana L Pierce 13 months ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thanks for commenting, Jackie. I know too well what you are saying. I need to move or at least retire so I don't have to leave in the winter. Can't say as being a hermit is much fun though. I may not have to worry much about retiring if I keep missing time. lol

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      Jackie Lynnley 13 months ago from The Beautiful South

      Years ago I lived at the bottom of a hill and in winter I lived in dread. More than once I had to race from far back and slide up that hill and I was so glad to leave it to the braver at heart than me!

      Fun poem!