B&P’s Shadorma Challenge: “Winter is Here” #amwriting #poetry #shadorma

Thanks to MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting the Shadorma Challenge: 


MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie


There are many poems, 

Written of Fall, it’s glory. 

Enough wrote, 

It’s winter. 

Snow has come twice and it’s —

Looking to remain. 


Ah yes, yellow,orange . . .

I’ve heard it before, even of —

Maple leaves, 

Beautiful red. 

But all these colours, snow has —

Covered; the roads ice slick. 


Our Autumn is short, 

Mostly warm this year until, 

The snow came;

Griefs us with —

Scraping car windows early, 

Less sleep, horrid frost. 


Another Fall poem, it’s —

In the past now, we’re snowed in;

Many months 

To Come now. 

It’s past mid-October, and —

Winter will not budge. 


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved. 

21 thoughts on “B&P’s Shadorma Challenge: “Winter is Here” #amwriting #poetry #shadorma

  1. rosemawrites October 20, 2016 / 5:17 am

    ooooh. fall is indeed a beauty but i am biased with winter. maybe because i haven’t felt its chilling cold yet. ❤

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    • mandibelle16 October 21, 2016 / 3:35 am

      Winter can be really beautiful too. Snow is amazing, just not getting stuck in it and shovelling the car out because they won’t plot your streets soon enough and you lie downhill. But last winter was surprisingly warm so we’ll see. Thanks for stopping by my friend 🙂 I emailed u from your contact page. Your original message disappeared. I dont know where yet lol.

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      • mandibelle16 October 21, 2016 / 7:21 am

        Yep got it. 😊 Happy to give u my honest thought 🙂


  2. Priceless Joy October 20, 2016 / 2:33 pm

    Beautiful poem! Winter is just around the corner here! Right now we are in the mid 70’s during the day.

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    • mandibelle16 October 21, 2016 / 3:15 am

      Thank you PJ. We’re like that as well. It melts the first couple snows but by Oct 31, it won’t leave. Of course, always on Halloween night when kids want to trick or treat.


      • Priceless Joy October 21, 2016 / 1:11 pm

        You have snow by Oct 31 and by that time it stays on the ground? We don’t usually have snow by that time but it is starting to get really chilly here by Oct 31.

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      • mandibelle16 October 21, 2016 / 6:02 pm

        Yeah often PJ. It’s depressing. It’s exciting to see all the kids in their costumes whether I’m at home or a friends house party. However, because it gets cold her (except last year) many parents choose to take their kids to the mall.

        Each store gives out candy. For me it’s a Canadian tradition bundling up in your snow suit, costume overtop. We always got loads of candy. I’d rather drive my kids down every couple blocks (if it was me). The cold is part of the experience and helps wear off the candy lol. But that’s just me.


  3. clcouch123 October 21, 2016 / 12:38 am

    The snow came;
    Griefs us with —
    Scraping car windows early,
    Less sleep, horrid frost.

    As a (your) reader, Amanda, I’m really taken with this passage. It’s concise as well as artful–a stark and vivid way to (re)introduce the harshness of winter for the year. Here. it’s maybe starting to cool down from summer temps. Your poem reminds me that winter has to be on its way, too.

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    • mandibelle16 October 21, 2016 / 3:03 am

      Thank you Christopher. I’m happy you liked this passage. I think I’ve had three or four fall themed Prompts already and I kind of had enough. You can only say so much about leaves etc,. But then I will grow sick if winter too I eventually think. Are first couple of snows have melted and today was nice but other days not so much. Happy Fall/Winter lol.


  4. Bastet October 26, 2016 / 8:29 am

    This is a splendid poem … I can feel icicles and colds winds and imagine scraping ice off my windscreen! Sorry your autumn is so short! Best wishes!

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    • mandibelle16 October 26, 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Thank you Bastet. Luckily first snow melted, but soon it will stay, after Halloween usually 🙂 snow is a love/hate thing for anyone who lives in cold places 🙂


      • Bastet October 28, 2016 / 7:32 am

        I know what you mean … i lived many years of my infancy and youth in very cold climates (including Anchorage, Alaska) … the first snows were greeted by us kids as pure pleasure but the fun wore off quickly and we all celebrated when spring thaw set in 🙂

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      • mandibelle16 October 28, 2016 / 6:01 pm

        Oh wow Alaska. That’s crazy cold up there for a while. I’m down below you in Alberta, but it’s still not fun after a while just as you say 🙂

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      • Bastet October 29, 2016 / 7:31 am

        You know Alberta might just be colder than Anchorage since it’s on the ocean, more inland you go the colder it gets … but yes we know what winter is for sure and it gets old pretty fast.

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