W is for…Winter (#AtoZ)

Here is my latest post for the #AtoZChallenge for April 2022. My title and theme for this challenge is “Seriously Silly Poetry” in recognition of April being poetry month and also wanting to do something fun and playful to celebrate spring. I hope you enjoy this series.

When the Winter Got Cold

Growing up, when the winter got cold,
I awoke early and without being told,
I rekindled the fire in the wood stove.

While awaiting for the wood burning heat,
Up upon the stove I found my seat,
Shivering, so cold in bare feet.

Once the embers lit and their flames grew,
My feet began to warm and my tush too,
Slowly turning a rosy pink hue.

Ah, so cozy and nice!
But let me give you a little advice,
About a lesson I learned more than thrice.

If your sitting upon the stove top,
Be ready to get off with a hop,
For once the fire gets going it doesn’t stop.

If you smell smoke, you better jump quick,
Or it won’t be long before the smoke gets thick,
With your pajama bottoms acting the wick.

Mom wasn’t happy about my pajama’s new spots,
They didn’t quite match the patterns on the tops,
For they say stripes don’t work well with polka-dots.

But I’ll treasure these warm memories,
The cozy feeling as winter chill leaves,
And the rising smoke around me weaves.

When Winter comes each year with its cold,
Remembering these moments never gets old,
And so this story once again gets told.

Be well,



  1. Kathleen says:

    One of my faves.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Monty Vern says:

      🙂 I extended the previous version


  2. This is beautiful!

    Hopping in from the A-Z community,

    A-Z 2022

    Liked by 1 person

  3. afshan18 says:

    Hope the tush is not hurt 🙂

    By the way this is my third a to z too

    Dropping by from a to z “The Pensive”

    Liked by 1 person

    1. afshan18 says:

      Sorry i was confused by above comment and thot u wrote it’s ur third time 😬

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thanks Michelle

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Beautyofcafe205 says:

    Love love this heartfelt poetry I can identify with your poem made my memory relive those moments in winter as well. Well written ☕

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Monty Vern says:

      Aww. Thanks so much ❤️!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. murisopsis says:

    I was laughing and can just visualize the scorched flannel!! Excellent rhyme!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Monty Vern says:

      Hehe. Real life stories are often the funniest 😂


  6. aguycalledbloke says:

    Oh l really loved this, brilliant – well done Monty 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thanks! I think the best poetry/stories come from real life experiences.

      Liked by 1 person

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