I Was Bored

My computer is in the shop. I’m on a borrowed laptop, thinking my work was stored on a dependable cloud, and I could continue my WIP’s without interruption. Unfortunately, Dropbox let me save my stories to my device, but nothing past August shows up on any other PC. I’ve suffered lots of frustration,  especially since I have time off from the day job. I planned on being constructive and getting a lot of writing done.

Didn’t happen.

To satisfy my crave to create, I wrote a poem this morning. This is a first since my school days. It’s somewhat  patterned after Twas the Night Before Christmas, although not as monumental. I did enjoy the process, because the words came easy to me

Because I haven’t blogged in a while, I thought I’d share. Enjoy!

Two days after Christmas
A frosty wind blew cold
Not much to my liking
If my personal truth was told

Rain rattled the windows
Thunder boomed overhead
No creature dare stirred
Nope, we stayed snuggled in our bed

Time ticked by slowly
as I lay listening to the storm
I can’t stay in bed all day, I think
Though beneath the covers I’m toasty warm

Tossing quilts and blankets away
a toe touched the floor
my skin coated with shivers
as I hurried out the door

I gathered up a bundle,
then hastened back within
lobbing timber onto the grate so cozy flames ignited
inside the waiting bin

Warmth scattered everywhere
Yes, I was snug inside and out,
but outdoors the icy bluster’s constant gust
made me want to shout

Go away ugly winter
You’re not a lot of fun
Stay gone forever
So I can enjoy the sun

I looked to the universe,
and then I questioned why
Why must these furious storms
Bring such anger to the sky

I am not sure who answered
Yet, I received one, indeed
The calm voice came from nowhere
Their words did not impede

Yes, tis crazy weather, Deb, tis crazy, I agree
Lovely sunshine day one and bitter cold on day two
Remember, my dear, this is how winter behaves,
but the need to fret is nil, he’s only passing through

It won’t be long till summer returns
With glorious brightness and stifling heat
Heating the sidewalk enough for eggs to fry
And scorch the bottoms of unsuspecting feet

Don’t complain about the climate
Because you’ve been blessed with plenty
Save your prayers for those
Who do not have any

I sat still and quiet
as the stout winds continued to blow
And prayed for those in need,
The many I do not know

I spoke to the One who hears all
Even over raucous storms
That my brothers and sisters in peril
Would somehow be safe and warm

If you’re also unhappy
And complain about the season
Stop a moment and remember
We’re here for a reason

We’re here to lift our hearts
And wish for those cold and blue
To receive an abundance of warmth through us
with hopes they may be blessed, too









About Debra Jupe

Hi, I’m Debra and I write romantic/suspense novels, with a bit of steam and a lot of fun. Creating stories is my passion. My favorite days are when I can tune out the universe, huddle over my laptop, and let my imagination go wild. More of my loves My kids-I am the proud mom of two. Son, Stephen and daughter, Hannah. I’m also a proud mother-in-law to Astrid and Ryan. I’m a huge animal lover and am “mom” to a houseful of adopted fur-babies. Animals know, when they show up at my house, they have a forever home. Texas-I’m a lifetime Texan. Born in Waco, I grew up in a small town, south of the city. In my early 20’s, I left and lived in different areas within the state. Twenty-eight years later, I happily returned home. I hope to have one more move in me. My dream is to live by the ocean, sit on the deck with a glass of wine and write. Bucket List accomplishments-In my 40’s, I did something I’d always wanted to do, which was return to school and further my education. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in 2011. My day job is working in the education system, teaching special needs children. Inspiration-Growing plants in my flower beds, painting, photography, travel (love the beach), I was born to shop-now if I just had the money, and I can be easily bribed with a tasty meal of Mexican food. Oh yeah, and chocolate. Lots of chocolate. Writing-I received my first publishing contract with The Wild Rose Press in 2013, and my initial release debuted in September the same year. I’m an active member of the Central Texas Romance Writers of America Chapter, and I serve as secretary of the group. Amazon.com, WildRosePublishing.com Follow me on twitter @AuthorDebraJupe Keep up with the latest updates by liking my Facebook page www.facebook.com/authordebrajupe DebraJupe@gmail.com or on my Facebook page Author Debra Jupe
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