Posts Tagged ‘frostbite’

To play the game in freezing temp
And ever falling snow,
The player nor the fan is wimp.
At home we think them schmo.

But there’s one thing that’s even worse
Than frostbite with your bruise –
That’s overtime, an extra curse,
And pain then when you lose.


The temperature was 24 degrees and snow fell throughout
the game.  The agony of the weather didn’t end in regulation,
though because New England tied the game with a field goal
as time ran out.  The misery continued in overtime but the
Broncos won on their first drive with a long run, ending the
Patriots’ undefeated season.


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2015.




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Icicles and the schools logo

(Photo credit: SheenaPhotography)

            Cold Hurts

I fin’lly found the reason why
It is not heat or wet or dry,
Or windy weather that I hate –
It’s cold that I’d eliminate.

It bothers me like needle pricks,
Like being beaten by some sticks;
It shivers me like spirits, spooks,
In icy rivers, frozen nukes.

Old Winter meets me face to face
With his cold breath, without a grace.
He grabs my ears with frigid hand,
And holds them till I cannot stand.

He numbs my nose; he frosts my feet;
He makes my toes mere slabs of meat;
He fills my hands with aches and pains,
And when he’s bad, befuddles brains.

Cold is a blight to man and beast,
To those who starve, to those who feast.
It is not bias that averts –
The reason why is that cold hurts.


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.

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