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Winter Poems

By Josie Whitehead

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WHEN WINTER

WEARS HIS CROWN

By Josie Whitehead

When Winter Wears His Crown
When Winter Wears His Crown Heading HEAD

Christmas, with its twinkling lights,
     Lit up the Christmas streets
And, in the homes, lights brightly shone
     And children had their treats.

The New Year came with party lights
     And bells in churches rang,
And as the clock chimed 12 o’clock,
     The human voices sang.

Then shortly after all these things
     The lights were put away
And Christmas decorations too
     Will in their boxes stay - - -

Until another Christmas comes
     And out they’ll come again,
And now, for those in northern spheres,
     We’ll face the cold and rain.

But, for the children, what comes next?
     Well, feel that wintry breeze
And look what’s coming from the clouds
     And nestling on the trees.

Feathery flakes come drifting down
     To coat the world below:
And sledges come upon the scene
     To welcome in the snow.

Warm hats and coats, warm gloves and scarves
      And winter boots appear –
And from the joyful sounds you’ll hear      
      They’re having fun, that’s clear.

Snowmen arrive and snowballs made.
       Look! Footprints in the snow!
The children’s laughter’s clearly heard
       Their faces all aglow.

The cold wind blows, the sun has gone,
     And still the snow whirls down –
But children don’t think of these things
     When winter wears his crown.

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