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Winter Memory

Snowflakes fell, large and wet, 
On that early morning in December
Our country home was soon enfolded
In winter's cold, white mantle

The noonday sun parted the somber clouds
With rays smiling and bright
It seemed to be saying...
"That's enough snow...for now"

Mother walked along the silent path
To where the mail was waiting
She paused for a moment and smiled
The untouched landscape, glittering white before her
Awoke the child within her heart

She began to play
Soon the beginnings of a snowman
Rested at her feet

My father watched the scene unfold
Through the bedroom window
His eyes glittered as brightly as the snow
A smile creased his face
And a chuckle escaped his lips

This picture is etched forever
In the corners of my heart
Forever I will see her there playing in the snow
Forever I will see him broadly smiling at her delight 
Forever I will see them both so completely full of joy
So full of life
So full of love.

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  1. Date: 11/5/2010 9:53:00 AM
    And I gotta fav this one!

  1. Date: 11/5/2010 9:49:00 AM
    Steven this is WONDERFUL. One of the best i've read so far and it seems so real. Did this really occur? Sometimes we can't know if the poet is making it up or not. It sure seems real. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/2/2010 6:19:00 AM
    I really like this one, congrats on the placement.

  1. Date: 10/30/2010 10:02:00 AM
    Congratulations on your fifth place win with this wonderful write, I truly enjoyed the read. Caryl

  1. Date: 10/28/2010 12:58:00 PM
    beautiful imagery in this wonderful memory, congrats on your win in the contest

  1. Date: 10/27/2010 7:42:00 AM
    Many congratulation's Steven on your win in Constance's contest >> James

  1. Date: 10/26/2010 3:25:00 PM
    Congrats Steven on your winning poem in Constance's contest with this unique and creative entry .. luv.. enjoy another well deserved win ...

  1. Date: 10/26/2010 3:01:00 PM
    Very moving, Steven. I still love to play in snow. What a wonderful memory of your mother's playful qualities. Congratulations on your well-deserved win! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/26/2010 1:00:00 PM
    I was sure this was a winner when I first read it . Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/26/2010 12:35:00 PM
    Congratulations on this well deserved win, Steven

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

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 6:28:00 PM
    Good luck in the contest with this well deserved poem Steven. A good one. Charles

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 6:20:00 AM
    This is a beautiful memory...I am glad that you share this life event with us and the joy that it brings to your heart...Good luck in the contest with this sure winner...Thanks for stoppping by and commenting on my work..I appreciate you taking the time to do that...Sara

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 5:38:00 AM
    great memories!! I love it!

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 5:24:00 AM
    Nice memories of the past you have recalled so well, Steven

  1. Date: 10/19/2010 6:33:00 PM
    Steve, a wonderful winter memory, enjoyed your poem,..p.d.

  1. Date: 10/19/2010 6:10:00 PM
    Absolutely beautiful. What a loving picture. Good luck in the contest. Thank you for your kind comments. Love, Joyce