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Husband, father, grandfather, friend...a few of the roles acquired in 62 years of living.  I keep an upbeat attitude, loving humor and the singular freedom of a perfect laugh.  I don't let curmudgeons ruin my day; that only gives them power over me.  Having experienced death once, I no longer fear it, although I am still frightened by the process of dying.  I love to write because it allows me the freedom to vent those complex feelings that bounce restlessly off the walls of my mind; and express the beauty that can only be found within the human heart.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Collection of Winter Haiku

Copyright © 2011 by Ralph Couey

The trees have gone bare
They shake in the frigid wind
The sight makes me sad

Rain can only fall
Snow floats down on Angel’s wings
Softly touching me

The grass was once green
The snow now covers deeply
Hiding until May

Awake in the dark
I hear cold winds through the walls
From ‘neath warm blankets

Winter is lonely
Folks hide inside from the cold
I walk without friends

My shovel in hand
I contemplate the new snow
Sparkling in the sun

Come in from the cold
Stomp the snow from heavy boots
Cocoa and the fire

Walking in the woods
The air is cold and silent
Is it death or sleep?

I feel so tired
I don’t want to go outside
Let me hibernate

Deep in winter’s grip
A long, dark tunnel I see
How I yearn for spring!
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