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Winter's Blanket

I’m a daughter of the prairies
Where the weather is extreme
Well I know snow is not always
The sheer joy that it may seem.

Still the beauty of the soft flakes
When they first begin to fall
Can romance me and entrance me
As my senses they enthrall.

As they cover up the clutter
Of the fallen leaves debris
I see nothing but their beauty 
In the blanket spread for me.

Long lost memories are flooding.
I forget I’m not a kid.
I want to lie and make snow angels
As so long ago I did.

But that child is gone forever,
And I’ve had a busy day.
I go in to start my dinner
As the snowflakes stick and stay.

By: Joyce Johnson

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

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  1. Date: 12/4/2012 12:20:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Gail Angel's "Winter's Blanket" contest Joyce. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 10:34:00 PM
    Nice snowy poem. Now I wish it would snow here so I can make some snow angels. I think I like the third verse best, but they are all good. is one of my favorites but I hardly ever run into any poets that know what it is. Way to go!

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 8:34:00 AM
    Oh, this is awesome..well deserving of a big first..congrats. BG

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 1:26:00 AM
    Big Congratulations on this wonderful write Joyce, a child at heart I am sure xx

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 12:45:00 AM
    Many congrats for this wonderful win Joyce.

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 8:48:00 PM
    Joyce, congratulations with your "winters blanket" poem. A very Good and comforting image in Gail's contest. Goodnight~ always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 6:47:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 5:43:00 PM
    Congrats on your win

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 5:37:00 PM
    I can see how this one did so well in the contest. I love how you related this one to yourself, Joyce WELL DONE. and congratulations.

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 5:07:00 PM
    This one is so beautiful..Congrats on your awesome win..Sara

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 1:07:00 PM
    Great write Joyce, never stop being a kid though, go out and make those angels, blessings, Carl

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 9:57:00 AM
    Nice poem for winter. We had some flurries in the middle of last week, but no accumulation.

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 10:44:00 PM
    What a lovely poem you have written here. Great rhyme great meter and I loved the way you ended it. Very well done!

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 10:10:00 PM
    Joyce; this is just beautiful, I love snow, but I live where it don't fall. thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 8:38:00 AM
    Very nice poem! Love it. And... good luck in the contest. With warmest wishes, Larisa

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 7:13:00 AM
    Beautiful poem Joyce!Enjoyed the read.

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 12:51:00 AM
    thats a lovely entry for the contest Joyce, best of luck