Winter Queen

the winter reigns
taking a grip of all it can
spreading the cold 
wherever it can
merciless controls the elements
nature helpless in its power
hoping to escape but overpowered
muffled by snow
masks the earth white
coldness rules in winter's delight
ahh! how the chill seeps inside
nature chilled to the bone
putting earth into a deep slumber
winter rules the entire land
proud of its conquest
enjoying until the warm sun shines

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