Barbara Alyea-Welches says of herself:
" I reside in Nashville,
TN where I work as a bookkeeper.
I have always enjoyed reading
and writing poetry, ever since I began to read and write.
The first poem that ever got recognition
was from an English assignment in the seventh grade. That poem,'Rain',
got me an A grade, and won the county poetry contest in Lake county
Indiana and then the state contest in Indianapolis. I have been writing
ever since. I am continuously inspired to do so by my five grandchildren,
who affectionately call me 'Grandma Barbie'. I enjoy my work, my writing
and look forward to retiring back to Indiana."
know I am coming to blow, and to drift.”
had better take cover, whether you're poor or you're rich.”
best lay in a good store of food.”
am coming from Northland, and up to no good.”
traveled for hundreds of miles, you know.”
blizzards, the monster storms of snow.”
don’t care if you're sick, and in bed with the flu.”
am coming to blow snow, ‘cause that’s just what
in your dog, and your cat, shut the door.”
am coming to bury you, ‘neath a snow covered floor.”
in your firewood, and oil for the lamps.”
going to get colder, it’s going to get damp.”
am not talking days, but of weeks I may blow.”
am going to cover you with the hardest of snow.”
first day of winter, Dec. 21st.”
your children in, so they don’t get hurt.”
live as long as March or April, staying near.”
“Then I’ll blow back north for the rest of the year.”
© 01/01/07 Barbara Alyea-Welches
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