When winter comes… (draft one – thoughts appreciated)

Some summer days I thought would never end,

Days in Hell that should have never been,

Sweaty dog days rotting my brain,

Things I thought I’d never see again..

And then, winter came…

Time moved swiftly across my face,

Once or twice life slipped my embrace,

Foundations of minds and hearts crumbled,

Persistence, ignorance, and belligerence humbled…

And then, winter came…

Who will be here for the Spring?

While to my ideals I cling?

Will I even complete the course?

Can we withstand the force,

Pressing down, until winter comes?