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Winters in various stages of life.
WINTERS OF LIFE: a sonnet—Award winner

When winter comes and snow is all around,
It casts a spell in ways quite different.
Children enjoy playing in icy ground;
For them winter is an event transient.

The young find warmth in each other’s embrace,
As they savour choicest whisky and wine.
For them winter has a beautiful face;
They truly make merry and dance and dine.

The old are the ones for whom winter brings
A cold and bitter message that is sure.
A stark truth in their mind bitterly rings:
“In old age winter is hard to endure.

You witnessed many a spring and summer.
But winter, you are just meant to suffer”.

• Awarded honorable mention prize in The Bard's Hall Contest "The Bard's Hall Contest
• Initially written as entry no. 401074 in the book POEMS ABOUT AGEING, "POEMS ABOUT AGEING. Posted as independent item on 5 March 2008.

M C Gupta
21 January 2006
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