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Golden Meadow Smile

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Below is the poem entitled Golden Meadow Smile which was written by poet Ray Dillard. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Golden Meadow Smile

We had missed five days in The last two weeks Due to the ice and snow. Roads and streets had been impassable— Freezing rain, blowing snow and black ice. We started the day late at 10 am. I greeted them at the doors— Worried about attendance. But, ninety-five percent made it. Fantastic! They were wrapped in hooded jackets And wore toboggans with rainbow colors. Mothers had stuffed them with oatmeal, Hotcakes and sausage. One carried chocolate milk And powdered sugar donuts, Along with tousled hair and a big smile. I was glad they made it. We didn’t need to lose another Day of instruction. The day went smoothly, too. In spite of the frigid cold that pushed The mercury down to two degrees. Frozen feet tracked salted snow Onto brightly buffed tiles. One carried an icicle two foot long— I convinced him it would keep outside. Then came lunch. The short day was ready made for Corn dogs and sloppy Joes— A menu that might have been invented By kindergarteners. But they hardly touched either one. Today they served Golden Meadow Orange Dream Bars— A dessert that was surely made in Heaven. Ice cream on the coldest day of the year. And the February freeze was forgotten. The orange circled smiles of kinders Beamed a warmth from within, Making the remainder of the day brighter, Marking an end to winter.

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  1. Date: 3/19/2013 7:13:00 PM
    Ray you writeextremely well. Congrats. Rick

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    Date: 3/19/2013 7:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Rick! It matters that you think so! RAY
  1. Date: 3/19/2013 5:49:00 PM
    Ray, your poem is lovely once again... congratulations with your winning poem~ always* PD

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 8:59:00 PM
    Ray, Once again, we find ourselves trapped in the Holiday Season. And, hear I am stopping by to say Hi and to wish you a Merry Christmas once again sincerely from my heart. Loving each moment I found comforting here on the soup. Thank you for any comment or support you have offered now or in the past. Love always & forever ~ PD

  1. Date: 2/16/2011 3:42:00 PM
    Gosh, are you a teacher too, Ray? It sounds like you are a grade school teacher or something! Sweet story. There is not a thing wrong with icecream bars in the winter!!

  1. Date: 2/16/2011 3:39:00 PM
    Ray you got it right. I saw the movie and documentary and was inspired to do that poem from what I saw about the Shepherd kid (I had forgotten his name) I just changed the details a little bit.

  1. Date: 2/12/2011 5:00:00 PM
    Good one..I do enjoy those Dream Bars myself but that is the brand name around here..Enjoyed your work..Sara

  1. Date: 2/11/2011 8:00:00 PM
    Well, reading this poem made my life brighter, just wonderful~~

  1. Date: 2/11/2011 8:28:00 AM
    I must be a kid at heart....kindergarten age myself.....because, regardless of the weather, .....I love those Orange/vanilla ice cream bars!! Always have and always will...... what a delightful poem this is, and inspite of the cold, it warms the heart!! ~ Carrie