Winter Promises


All is still

But the the biting wind


Forces itself at my window

Etching history into the panes


Opaque under protest

Against the prolonged darkness of the day


Struggles to break

Loses at hide and seek


Reprieve from this cold

And the gentler skies of spring


Lost for now

Wounds silently heal to come to life once again


To breathe the air

That warms and soothes and promises


Of things to come

As the ice will give way to tender growth


Of the spring fern

That beats winter down with its song of summer

About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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14 Responses to Winter Promises

  1. How lovely! Beautiful.
    Stay warm.

  2. kiwiskan says:

    Wonderful poem – spring is on the way for you, although it will be winter for us… 🙂

    • inmycorner says:

      Well – I hope your winter will be nothing like this one has been for us!!! Ahhhh – it is the one that never ended. Way to cold for my liking – bring on the snow and turn up the heat! Thanks for your support, kiwiskan!

  3. Dawna says:

    Spring is coming our way—we are on Hilton Head Island—-a little chill in the air today but promise of warm weather ahead
    Keep warm and snuggle with your family—I found that was the best medicine to beat the cold
    You are a very talented lady—-beautiful poem

  4. Jan says:

    ..beautiful thoughts, Stacey. Your mind is working in wondrous & ever creative ways! much love

    • inmycorner says:

      …you mean weird! (grin) Thank-you, Jan. I really don’t like poetry – funny. It just seems to express what I want to say better than prose. Hmm. I appreciate your feed-back!

  5. Inspiring and encouraging Stacey. It just kept….growing!

  6. pepe says:

    Beautiful Stacey..Spring is coming soon

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