We recently had a weather forecast for snow and other wintery precipitation in our area.  I was feeling all the usual negatives that come with that kind of forecast, while hearing children and a few friends exclaim how much they were looking forward to it.  Their attitude put me in a worse mood, and while sitting looking out the window, wondering when it would start, this poem came to me.  I hope it strikes a chord in a few of you, my readers.  The photograph is of my gorgeous Blue Spruce tree in my front yard.


When I was a child, I thought as a child,
And snow was a thing so delightful!
From school we were free; we got wet to the knees,
And our mom’s day was thrown all off schedule.

But now that I’m grown, I must do on my own
All the chores Mom and Dad used to dread:
Stock up food by the loads, drive on slippery roads,
Shovel snow, and repair that old sled.

Now I look with dismay at the skies leaden gray
As I trudge to the store for supplies.
De-icer and salt sell out fast with no halt.
I need new boots to tread on the ice.

The wind from the north is bitter and harsh,
But my temperature, still it is rising;
I am in a foul mood, for I see nothing good
That can come from a snowstorm arriving.

But then the flakes start, and I feel in my heart –
Watching white, fluffy, wonderful, wild
Filling all of my world with such beauty unfurled –
That in truth I am still just a child!



3 thoughts on “Snowchild

  1. Thanks for visiting me too and I love your poetry, I sometimes have a play with poems but don’t take myself seriously because I’m too lazy to learn. You however seem like you’re a natural 🙂

    1. Thank you, Gilly. I don’t write as much poetry as I do articles and books, but I do enjoy writing it. My mother also wrote a lot of poetry, so maybe I inherited a little of her gift. Thanks for your compliment. Are you acquainted with “The Bard On The Hill”? He is also a WordPress blogger — lives in Texas. He is a poet and is very good. He also puts a number of instructional things on his site and encourages people who like to write poetry. You might enjoy his site:
      Blessings. Sandra

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