The Big Freeze

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THIS IS A POEM I WROTE ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF THE FOUL AND BEASTLY WEATHER WE EXPERIENCED IN JANUARY...

Submitted: April 15, 2010

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The Big Freeze

 

Eyelids rise to an ice-age,

as T.V screens and radio waves

tell tales of falling snowflakes,

and how, in snowboots, Britain quakes.

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An infrastructure ruptures,

as salty mountains shrink to hills.

The country's lungs are punctured,

and death tolls climb with gas bills.

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The sales of coal and carrots rise

as snowmen set the scene.

A robin to the holly flies

In Arctic woods that once were green

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Beneath white sheets,  abandoned cars

curse south-bound tightening isobars,

which turn the sheets to blankets, thick,

and London into Reykjavik.

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The country's airports runways seize,

as England's veins and arteries -

it's motorways and country lanes,

swell up, like metal chilblains.

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Icy winds head north to haunt

a nation's face that's frozen, gaunt,

whilst sledges and toboggans slide,

and skaters on the rivers glide.

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Come cries and whispers through the wires,

as a million spinning salty tyres

grit rubber teeth, and start to pray

for the man in the yellow van - AA.


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