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A Frosty Day In Florida
by Mary Grace Patterson
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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It was 24 degrees above at 5:30 AM in Punta Gorda Fl.. Burr, its cold out side!!!!!

When I awoke this morning,
much to my surprise,
a different scene greeted my eyes

No lush hues of green were
to be seen, instead a bright
whiteness covered the green

I ran out side, walked all
around. I heard crunch, chrunch
as my feet hit the ground

I shivered when hit by a blast
of frigid air, as I looked
around, filled with dispair

My pink roses were no longer
there, pure whitness could be
seen every where

Frost glistened in my garden
once green. Brown palms swayed
in the wintery scene

I turned quickly, went into
the house, glad of the warmth
that greeted me there,as the
smell of coffee filled the air


I'll be glad when Jack Frost
has finally gone, because,
SW Florida is one place,
he doesn't belong

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Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 2/10/2009
This is a very good poem,take care

Edwin
Reviewed by jude forese 2/7/2009
an experience worth writing about ... you captured the moment quite vividly ...
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 2/6/2009
Good imagery!! I could feel the chill of winter when I read through this.

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 2/6/2009
lol. You brought the killing touch of winter to life with your imagery. Great poem:)
Sheila
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 2/6/2009
What a switch for you in Florida. Thank you for sharing MaryGrace.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 2/6/2009
BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/6/2009
Old Jack Frost seems to be wearing out his welcome all over the nation, these days. May the Maid of Spring soon chase the old rascal away!
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 2/5/2009
jack frost did stray a bit south this year...love the crunch, crunch, crunch
Reviewed by John Flanagan 2/5/2009
MaryGrace,
The surprise you evoke lies at the heart of this poem, the unexpected, the unusual gives it energy and makes it worthwhile.
John
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 2/5/2009
Ouch, that is cold, but your exemplary writing describes it well....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/5/2009
Its 18 here now in NJ but that is way TOO COLD for that far south in the Sunshine state...my neighbors just had their relatives leave to go home to the Tampa area & they got to see snow and all sorts of cold, maybe they are bringing it your way...blame them...Ed
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 2/5/2009
darn.I was hopeing maybe Jack moved...lol....Well that is sure cold for FL...hope the orange orchards are OK..... Great Write.
Christine
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/5/2009
Not so cold here; in the middle 30's here in Texas. Brr! You were colder than Texas?? That's nuts!! Hope it warms up soon, for your sake! Great write, MaryGrace; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

I wouldn't mind some of that cold stuff; send it our way, please??
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 2/5/2009
This is a wonderful descriptive "cold-weather" poem. You did a terrific job of making me feel the frost beneath my feet and the cold air. I'm in the northern part of Florida and in the six years I've lived here, we've never had such a long cold spell as we're having now. I'm ready for spring!
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 2/5/2009
MaryGrace,

Wonderful write taking you to a frozen Florida? That's a bit of an oxymoron. What a shock that must have been! Living in the the desert southwest,I think I would have fainted!

Mary
Reviewed by H Cruz 2/5/2009
I think we somehow got some of your weather up here in the highlands of Colorado, it might hit 60 today
Reviewed by Paul Berube 2/5/2009
Had to laugh at this MG. Wasn't a bad morning up here in the mountains of New Hampshire today; almost warm actually at just 10 below zero. I envy you. lol
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/5/2009
Oh, my, Mary Grace, that IS nippy for Florida! Y'all were colder than us, we were around 33. Warmed up to 49 ... stay warm, 'hear? (Never thought I'd say that to a Floridian! Maybe an Alaskan, yes. LOL)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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