Winter Warmer

Listen up, I’d like to say
It’s really freezing cold today
So I thought I’d write this down
Turn the picture of this frown
The frown, because it’s very cold
And my heaters very old
It doesn’t give out much heat
It doesn’t even keep a beat
So how to warm is the task
It isn’t such a great big ask.

Firstly, sit down in the one spot
Wear your clothes so you’re naked not
And just one layer, oh no no no
Two or three are the go
A shirt, a jumper and a jacket
A beanie too, if you can hack it
Long johns under woolly pants
And gloves to warm your bluish hands
Don’t forget two pairs of socks
A spare pair even, from the shops
By now you should be feeling better
I just hope you don’t have to write a letter
Or answer the phone or read a fax
People will think you’re becoming rather lax
In all of your work tasks
And everything they ask.

Because, if you have on all those clothes
And the only part seen is your nose
You won’t be able to move or leap
You’ll look like a huge clothes heap
You may look silly but do not worry
You won’t be able to move in a hurry

At least you’ll be warm
Even in a blizzard storm
From the tip of your head to the soles of your feet
You will be surrounded by heat
And wasn’t that the purpose?
Who cares if you look like you belong in the circus
Now I’ve forgotten all about the cold
Even though my heater’s old
I am really toasty warm
As if it is the norm
No more frowns, just a smile
Why don’t you come and stay a while?

What’s that you say, you’re freezing cold?
Weren’t you listening, you were just told
How to keep yourself warm
Even in a blizzard storm
Now from the start, I’ll tell you once more
Listen carefully or you can leave through the door
Firstly, sit down in the one spot
Wear your clothes so you’re naked not…

Winter Warmer

Sarah Donoghue

Orange, Australia

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Do you hate the cold? If so this poem is for you! Please read on…

(perfect for days like today here when the tecurrent temperature is 0.8 degrees but with the wind chill factor is feels like it is a balmy -4.5. Brrrrr)

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