Conquering Winter

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A man lost in a vast forest during winter.

Submitted: October 31, 2011

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Conquering Winter

 

 

I emerge from my shelter,

like the first blooming of spring:

so near, yet so distant.

 

Yet I still live, conquering the raw cold.

 

The 'chop!' of my axe,

hacking away at firewood,

awakens and warms my cold,

exhausted body, like a furnace being

slowly warmed by the addition of coal.

 

Yet I still live, conquering winter.

 

I light a fire, a beacon of survival,

the heat beckons me to stay, but I must go,

and hunt for food, despite the chill.

 

Yet I still live, conquering growing desperation.

 

I finish my food,

and survey the white-coated,

bleak forest around me.

Chances of being found

grow depressingly slimmer.

 

Yet I still live, conquering fate.

 

I have been lost in the forest

for a thousand years,

and yet still no search party has found me.

 

Yet I still live, conquering isolation.

 

I doubt I will survive this winter,

and I know the next will

claim me with a chilled certainty.

 

Yet I still live, conquering insanity,

a symbol to the stubbornness of humanity.


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