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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…


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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/7/2004

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
but careful Ed, this one had a message to it!
it's so late at head hurts

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