In the Bleak Midwinter (Terrible Poetry Competition)


In the Bleak Midwinter



It’s the bleak midwinter

cold winds are blowing

snow is falling, everyone

is miserable and frozen –

but not me


here in the southern hemisphere

it’s summer and I’m in short shorts

and a close fitting tank top

sitting out in the hot sun

getting tanned


and I think of you all up there

in the frozen north

cold and miserable

and I smile at the thought of you –

because I am an arsehole.



Joanne Fisher


This was written for Chelsea Owens’s Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest #54. This weeks theme was The Bleak Midwinter.


In other news: I haven’t been online much lately. The WiFi where I live has been turned off as everyone is moving out (including myself once I find somewhere), and I’m relying on some free data my phone company has provided which will run out in a few days…. I’m praying that some kind-hearted soul might top my phone up before then, but my hopes aren’t high…



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