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The Chill
by Ronald W. Hull

Sunday, October 26, 2008
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The Origin of Halloween

Dead of Winter Rich Koivisto


The Chill

It came upon a midnight clear.
It always comes this time of year...
...the chill.

It should bode warm hearth and food aplenty.
But strikes now of fear all mighty...
... the ill.

It sneaks beneath the sheets of fear.
Whispers softly to get an ear...
... the shrill.

It is the evil that we do.
We can't help it, through and through...
... the thrill.

It hides in places that we dread.
Does a number on our head...
... the bill.

It's due and come to pass.
"But why me?" Aghast, we ask...
... the kill.

It soon will be the dead of winter.
The dead long gone under...
... the chill.

Copyright 2008 Ronald W. Hull

10/25/08

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Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 12/25/2008
Icy indeed. Matches the weather we are enduring up here in western Canada. -23% c. What's that is Fahrenheit? It'll freeze your nose off in about a half hour or less. Gotta go turn up the heat now.
Thanks J'nia
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 10/29/2008
I got up and turned on the heat. This poem speaks as loudly as a windchill factor, taking the cold of an icy morning deep within to chill the marrow of the bones. I can feel winter waiting in the wings. She is hoping she will deliver a spectacular performance that will leave us with a lasting memory of her. I hope that she is bland and easy to digest.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 10/28/2008
This had me shivvvvering! Wonderous!

Sandy
Reviewed by Michael Guy 10/28/2008
chills, ills, thrills and bills! So your getting them too. Speaking of "Chills" - 40's this morning here North of Ocala, FL and it isn't even Nov. 1 Seems way too early. It seems just weeks ago "we" were all concerned with hurricanes and heat! I don't know, I must be in a time-warp. I'll be by again soon...Take care always, michael
Reviewed by Jon Willey 10/28/2008
a unique combination of Halloween and the advent of winter I would not have thought to use -- but then, you are the creative man with the poetic pen -- as for the reality of winter's chill -- pass me the springtime if you please -- I need to defrost this freeze -- peace my friend -- JMW
Reviewed by richard cederberg 10/27/2008
Good flow Ron ... The bill, the kill, this could be the prologue to 'Kill Bill 3'. I'll call Tarintino. (-:
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 10/27/2008
A nice and well written poem,I enjoy reading it.take care

Edwin
Reviewed by jude forese 10/26/2008
excellent triplets ... "The Chill" fulfills ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/26/2008
Ron,
Very unique,halloween poem,
done in a captivating style!

Love,
ET
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 10/26/2008
Helping winter to get past fast...
Happy it does make me...
...the acid pill
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 10/26/2008
Oh my stay warm sweet Ron...great writing indeed....have a wonderful and safe day...Hugssssss
Reviewed by Destiny Diadem 10/26/2008
Oh, I don't like winter and your poem reminded me that it's coming :)

It came upon a midnight clear.
It always comes this time of year...
...the chill.
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 10/26/2008
The chill will get us all..
Have a great warm day Ron...



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