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Cold as a Witches...
by Ed Matlack

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

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Started out as my usual humorous poetry, but ended up as a social commentary on the homeless, to a degree...hope you enjoy it, ed

COLD AS A WITCHES…               


 


Forget that fact of the tit,


As even mine are cold,


And standing up like headlights,


Especially in this artic front of freezing temps.


 


I fully realize its wintertime,


And during this time of year,


We all find it hard to stay warm,


But I have my onboard heater kickin’


And my electric heaters runnin’ too,


And still I feel much like a frozen dinner.


 


Less so a Popsicle than a frozen meal,


As I live in this 8 foot wide, 34 foot long home on wheels,


Not made for the cold was she,


With no insulation other than what I installed,


So we learn to live with the cold,


Until the summer comes a’ calling once again.


 


Forget that I seemed to complain,


I could have moved this beast to a warmer plain,


When I had the chance, but I abstained,


Old Rufuz loves this colder weather,


And I guess I do too,


But to a smaller degree, not Fahrenheit, than he.


 


I work in a warm vehicle,


Sleep in a warm bed,


Live under a roof with walls and windows,


So how can I complain?


Others have it so much worse,


I see it everyday, in the cities, on the streets,


I want to help, but I am as well, so broke


What can I do, but pray or meditate and hope,


That my prayers find someone willing to help,


   With all those in need more than me…


                                        (ed) 

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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/7/2004
(((ed)))

do you have a neighbor you could stay with?? i worry about you...get some more blankets, and watch your pipes and heaters

oh--and let rufuz pile on top of the bed with you--he looks like he could keep you warm *good boy*

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :)
Reviewed by Divinity 11 1/6/2004
cute!
but careful Ed, this one had a message to it!
it's so late at night..my head hurts

jessica
aka
gypsie
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 1/6/2004
I see you learnt to count your blessings. Yes it is cold outside.
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