By: Rebecca Taylor

A biting wind

Blew over everything

Creating chills

Determined to be seen and felt

Every hand that ventured out was enveloped

For protection against frigid frostbite

Gusts came from all directions

Hovering in the air

Inside homes fires burned to prevent icicles

Just waiting to form from freezing temperatures

Kids were told to stay inside

Learning to play board games instead of in the snow

Mittens were a must to walk to the bus

Necks were covered by scarves to protect against the nippiness

Of the bitter cold

Pots of warm liquid cooked on stoves to warm the body

Quilts covered children and pets

Reading adventure books

Soaking in the words with each turned page

To keep them entertained

Until they could once again slide down hills with their toboggans

Viewing the snowy countryside

Warm in their snowsuits

Xavier joined his grandfather

Young at heart in the yard

Zero snow fell as they built a fort.

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