The Journey of a Snowflake

February 12, 2016
By Inkfire BRONZE, Warsaw, Indiana
Inkfire BRONZE, Warsaw, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength." -Philippians 4:13


One lonely crystal falling from the sky,

Then suddenly the air is filled with white.

As seen below they gently twirl and fly,

 

But each lone crystal tells a different plight.

Two close-by fractals falling from up high,

Each glad to have a friend at lofty heights.

 

Then more and more appear from nowhere. Why,

They're tossed apart so quickly that no time,

Is there for thought. No time to wave good bye.

 

But lonelyness is driven out when chimes,

Are heard below. All little flakes tense up,

For fear the ground will crush them in their prime.

 

A jump, a bump, a thump, and a hiccough,

And all at once those fragments lay around.

If they could sigh, they'd sigh a giant humph.

 

One crowded crystal lying on the ground,

But safely, happ'ly, peace is found.


The author's comments:

This poem was inspired by the beautiful snowflakes that God gives to us this time of the year. While it was not written with the intention of people finding some sort of life lesson in it, I do hope that it will give readers a new perspective and appreciation of beauty. Even though the snowflakes look like they are just floating along, things are not quite so easy from their point of view. Please note that was written as a terza rima. Therefore, I atribute any strange wordings to the strange syllable and rhyme pattern. PLease enjoy "The Journey of a Snowflake."


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