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The Cold Winds Of Yesteryear

Updated on January 11, 2017
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My name is Ruby. I live in Southern Illinois. I love to write poetry, short stories and flash fiction. I am a retired R.N.

The wind of time

The cold winds of yesteryear blowing fiercely, swirling in whirlwind, funnel like attacks

Whistling tunes kept locked away in mental satin and lace soundtracks

Golden days of long ago

Passed so swiftly like an embedded overflow

The rhythm, the music faint sounds vibrating from within

Remembering the magic place and time it all began

Today when the wind is frigid and blowing from the Northern shore

I cuddle up inside my cozy blanket and return to sunny skies, sandy beaches our footprints together once more

Memories, beautiful memories that cease to fade away

Held tightly inside for another future visit on the next wintry day.

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      Gina Welds Hulse 5 months ago from Rockledge, Florida

      I love this, Ruby. When I woke up this morning, I wished I was back in Grand Cayman....on the beach , feeling the sand between my toes, listening to the wind passing through the fronds of the palm trees.

      It was so cold (for this part of Florida) that I did not want to get up out of my warm cozy bed. You're probably laughing at me, because I know it's much colder where you are.

      Stay warm, my friend. Thanks for sharing this poem.

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      Nell Rose 5 months ago from England

      That was awesome Ruby! what a great piece!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Gina. When the wind blows and the weather is cold, I sometimes return to days when everything was right in the world, plus seasonal depression is my shadow and writing helps me cope. I always feel better after I ' let it all hang out ' so to speak. Thank you for coming to read my friend...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Nell. I'm so glad you liked this. Thank you for such an awesome comment...

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      Audrey Hunt 5 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      I'm waiting for spring ... longing to feel the warmth of the sun's rays against my cold skin. I could have written this beautiful poetry. Each word speaks my very thoughts. How gifted you are Ruby!

      The video is a favorite of mine. Come to think of it - YOU are a favorite of mine.

      Happy New Year precious friend.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      This was absolutely lovely and took away some of the winter chill.

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      Clive Williams 5 months ago from Nibiru

      Time. I need it, I miss it, I remember it, haaa. Sometimes I just wish.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Audrey, funny how so many of us think alike. Missing loved ones and winter is so gloomy sadness sets in, but then we have wonderful memories, and life continues. Thank you Dear one. I'm so happy that we are friends...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Rasma. I keep reminding myself that winter is short, and soon it will be spring. I'm glad this piece took away some of the winter chill. Thank you so much...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Clive. Time, it passes so quickly. I wish too!!! Thanks my friend...

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      Martie Coetser 5 months ago from South Africa

      Beautiful, Ruby! What would life be without memories? Good and bad - it's up to us what to cherish on a wintry day.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Martie, always so good to see you. We all have memories that stay with us throughout life. Winter seems to make them more vivid. Thank you my long time friend....

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      Eric Dierker 5 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      A friend that really wants me to actively consult with his business, to which I decline asked me yesterday what I did that was really important yesterday. I do not know if he got it, but I told him that I was making memories. Your work here reminded me to cherish the ones I have. Thank you.

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      Maria Jordan 5 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      This makes me feel warm and cozy - just perfect on these rainy, cold days.

      Thanks for this, dear Ruby - love you and hugs, mar

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      John Hansen 5 months ago from Queensland Australia

      I always enjoy your poetry, Ruby, and this beautiful poem was no exception. I am sure it never gets so cold here, but I can relate when the weather is gloomy outside thoughts do stray to sunny days spent at the beach etc. Good work.

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      Bill Holland 5 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Sweet melancholy, Ruby! I feel those cold winds.....there will come a time, for all of us, when all we have is memories....I could go on quite a long time on this subject...let's just leave it at great job!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Eric. Sometimes memories are bitter and sometimes they are sweet, good or bad, they are our memories' to cherish. Thank you much.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mar, so glad it made you feel warm and cozy. The weather is so strange this year, it's 60 today but cloudy. Thank you. Hugs and love...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello John. I'm thrilled that you enjoy my poetry. I guess you can see that winter is not something I look forward to, but it will soon pass. Thanks so much..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Bill. We all have them. It's nice to look back sometimes. The key is to move forward, not an easy task at times. I tend to look back too deeply when the sky is gray and the wind whistling tunes that bring back the good and bad days of old. I have a feeling that you know exactly what I mean. Take care. Thank you..

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      Dana Tate 5 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      Ruby this is one of my favorite pieces of yours. Timeless.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Dana. I'm so glad you enjoyed this reflective piece. I appreciate your visits and comments much. Thank you..

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      mckbirdbks 5 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Ruby - This made my day. Thanks

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mike. I'm happy that I made your day. You make my day every time you report on Fauntleroy. I know something is good when I laugh out loud.

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      Caroline Marie 5 months ago from Close to Heaven

      Hi Ruby,

      This is wonderful! I feel the same way in the winter time. You described your emotions perfectly through this poem. :)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Caroline. So good to see you. I think many people feel like we do in the winter months. Hurry up spring!! Thank you..

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      William Kovacic 5 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Nice piece, Ruby. Not sure why, but I really liked your line, "Whistling tunes kept locked away in mental satin and lace soundtracks." Very descriptive. I've got some catching up to do so I'm on to the next one!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello lifegate, it's always nice to see you on my page. Happy you enjoyed. Thank you..

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 months ago from Central Florida

      Ruby, this is beautiful! I so enjoy your poetry.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Shauna. Your comment made the sunshine on a cloudy windy day. Thank you so much. I'm so glad you like my poetry...

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      BODYLEVIVE 5 months ago from Alabama, USA

      Love your poem. The cold winds of yester year are in my yard yesterday, lol. This winds were too high to be out side. I'm looking forward to spring coming.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello bodylevive, nice to see you again. I'm with you! I can't wait much longer for the sun to shine...Thank you...

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      Audrey Howitt 4 months ago from California

      It has been a cold winter for us--so I could relate in many ways to your piece--cold and wet!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Audrey, California too? Bummer. Soon it will be Spring and we'll be smiling again. Thank you much...

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      Paula 4 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Ruby....I have to tell you that I find this "Magical." I didn't know so many emotions & depth could flood my heart & soul like a tsunami of epic proportion, when least prepared.

      Tell you what girlfriend.....this marvelous "stuff" comes from a place within you, I dare not guess! And it finds a place in me, I strongly embrace!.......SO moving, Ruby. Hugs, Paula (Tears are stinging my eyes)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Paula your tear's tell me that you've been there, done that and the memories are still locked safely away. Losing a sole mate is a traumatic event that lives on, although you move on, triggers can bring the memory to the forefront, this time it was a song. ' The Dance ' I'm wiping tears from your beautiful comment. Hugs..

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 5 weeks ago from No Idea Where

      Lovely! Nostalgic... This last winter, I cuddled up in my blanket, too, and my cats joined me :-)

      Hugs,

      Tamara

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Tamara, so sorry for being so late. I've been traveling. Cuddling up with your cats sounds wonderful. Thank you so much...

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