Winter's Heart


In winter’s heart,

We were mighty,

Strong, gloveless and shivering.

Ignoring the cold,

Winds were but a joke.

We were men,

proud, tall and strong.


Our boots were tough,

the white carpet below,

bowed to our feet.


We frowned in silence,

none spoke but the wind.

Our chests up high,

snow crowned our heads.

No weapons we had,

our eyes were our swords.

Our steamy breaths, a dragon’s mist.

The air like water,

Froze with tension.

And out of nowhere, from winter’s heart


A voice shouted, an innocent voice;

“Snowball fight!”