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Winter Poems II - Waiting for the Snow

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Winter Poems II - Waiting for the Snow

We lived in shoeboxes 
Where the full moon didn’t show
Jerked beneath blankets and the night
Waiting for the snow.

Mother sewed for coins
Through squinted eyes, blind tears
When she slept we added more stitches
Embroidered in our fears.

It was always winter
In our tile of world caught in the pane
We taught the babies how to pray
The stories kept us sane.

One day the stitching stopped
Why was she crying, we didn’t know
I cannot see. She could not see
So we waited for the snow.


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  1. Date: 11/5/2010 10:00:00 AM
    My goodness, so sad and so touching. this is deliciously beautiful writing. Congratulations in the contest, Grace. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 10/30/2010 10:20:00 AM
    Congratulations on your ninth place win with this wonderful write, I truly enjoyed the read. Caryl

  1. Date: 10/28/2010 1:09:00 PM
    what a touching piece you have penned for us, congrats on your win in the contest

  1. Date: 10/27/2010 7:47:00 AM
    Many congratulation's Grace on your win in Constance's contest >> James

  1. Date: 10/26/2010 3:31:00 PM
    Congrats Grace on your winning poem in Constance's contest with this unique and creative entry luv.. enjoy a grand win tonight ..hope u are doing well luv.. enjoy ...

  1. Date: 10/26/2010 3:08:00 PM
    So glad to see this in the winners' circle, Grace. Congratulations on your well-deserved win! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/26/2010 1:12:00 PM
    And I am sure there is much more to this story. Congratulations on win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/26/2010 12:41:00 PM
    Congratulations on this well deserved win, Grace

  1. Date: 10/26/2010 12:16:00 PM
    Congratulations Grace on your win in Constance~The Rambling Poet's contest "Horses and Snowflakes". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/23/2010 7:07:00 AM
    This is really beautiful, Grace, and moving. I love the line "Emboidered in our fears." The "stitching" seems to be a metaphor. Best wishes in the contest, dear! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 7:21:00 PM
    Very delightful reading though I'm not getting some deeper meaning implied. I'm going to look for more of your poems. Charles

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 4:35:00 AM
    intreaguing, very well written, I can feel the sadness, not really sure what's going on. Good luck in the contest

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 4:16:00 AM
    so sad, enjoyed reading our hearfelt poem!!