Winter Breeze

A gust shivers the shoulders of the people.
They shake their spines out of fear.
Cold isn't common in this land.

As the leaves change from green to other,
The children yell and scream for mother.
All families gather 'round.

Holding hands, each person prays the cold away.
They pray it won't be too harsh or merciless.
They pray that the normal warmth will return.

But, despite their prayers, everyone knew
That winter was coming...