AN ODE TO MY SNOW REMOVAL MAN

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Saturday’s change of pace was welcome.  The scenery was bucolic.  My home was transformed into a Christmas card.

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JANUARY 23, 2016

Then came Sunday, January 24, 2016 and the charm wore off.  The driveway looked exactly the same and I was forlornly sitting by my window waiting for my hero with his snow plow to come rescue me. While pining for the sight of him,  I composed this Ode with all apologies to Cole Porter:

ODE TO THE SNOW REMOVAL MAN

Like the beat beat beat of the tom-tom
When the jungle shadows fall
Like the tick tick tock of the stately clock
As it stands against the wall
Like the drip drip drip of the icicle
When the snow is starting to melt
So a voice within me keeps repeating you, you, you
Night and day, you are the one

I think of you
HOUR UPON HOUR,
This longing for you follows wherever I go
As I watch the cars move,
In the silence of my lonely home
I think of you
HOUR AFTER HOUR.
Under the hide of me
There’s an oh such a hungry yearning burning inside of me
And ITS torment won’t be through
‘TIL you come and plow

MY DRIVE!!!!!

Hope everyone’s life has returned to whatever is normal,

Bernadette

 

About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

28 Responses

  1. That picture is lovely, and as Donna said, save it! Your words fit beautifully with Cole Porter’s: “Night and Day, you are the one”. I hope that your plow came. I’ve seen the news that many are still waiting.

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  2. The snow really did turn scenes into winter wonder lands. Living on a state road the road in front of our house was plowed quickly. Great job Penn DOT. as for our driveway, it took us two days to shovel out the cars. Luckily there was no where we needed to go so I could take as long as I wanted. I am hoping that this is the extent of our snowfall for the season.

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  3. Bernadette, not only did I enjoy your photo and your poem but also your Cole Porter like thoughts. Don’t forget to send in an offering to Winter Wanderings. I posted the invitation at my site.

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