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Whiteout

Updated on August 16, 2016
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Stella writes poems and short stories and has published a selection of these on HubPages.

Winter Wonderland

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Snow Scene

Bridle path and motorway unite

Beneath a blinding white blanket,

Soon to melt or be gritted to slush

Cleansing ritual for the winter earth

Until purity is trodden dirty grey

Whiteness imprinted with tyre marks.

Yielding carpet for fox and badger,

To tread upon in search of food.

Creative opportunity for artists.

Photographer, grab your camera.

Kids build snowmen and an igloo

On the lawn to astound the postman

Turn up the heating; curse the bills;

Pray the boiler doesn't pack up.

Frozen lake beyond the window

Now a skating rink for ducks.

Nothing smells bad beneath the snow.

White-out hides its secrets well

Only when it thaws do we become aware

Of frosty pipes that have burst

And things that have died of cold.

© 2015 Stella Kaye

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      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I sure will Stella, if you read some of mine.

    • Stella Kaye profile imageAUTHOR

      Stella Kaye 

      2 years ago from UK

      Thanks for your feedback; I hope you will read some of my other work on HubPages too.

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      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Good descriptive poem of a snowy Winter. I can imagine it.

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