First Snow

January 27, 2011
Small eyes peek out the window,
Daring to hope for what was promised last night
And are not disappointed by a blank canvas landscape
Pledging an unbridled romp through the winter morning

Rush to the closet, button up coats
Yank on a cap
Engine out the door, letting it close behind
And seizing a sled by the fence, they’re off!

A race is won, then a snowball thrown
Then another, and another
Forts are raised for the grand armies’ battle
As Thwomp! A shot hits the mark!

A white flag is raised and, exhausted,
The warriors flomp down where they stand
Snow in their boots, soaking their socks
Breath coming in deep, huffing gasps

They stare skyward
At the falling swarms of cloud children
Parachuting from their perch above
Pelting us groundfolk with white

A flake of snow pecks a nose
Cheeks flushed, eyes alight with wonder
As bundled hands reach out to touch, but when brought close
Turns to rain

And now stand up, tired from play
Promises of warm blanket and Mother’s hot cocoa await
As they close the door on their snow day
In hopes of more blizzards to come

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NavishJaved said...
Apr. 28, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Honest opinion: This was fantastic! This was just great. I love your use of description. :D


Please keep writing! ;D

Katsa08 replied...
Apr. 28, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Thank you! That means a lot to hear!


And don't worry, I WILL keep writing lol

PJD17 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 31, 2011 at 4:05 pm
great poem really good work  keep it up
EmilyGram said...
Mar. 19, 2011 at 9:27 pm

This is just a fun poem to read! :)  In fact, I can see this being a really great illustrated children's book that families read together on cold winter nights.  Really, you might want to consider submitting it for publication as a book!

Could you check out my sci-fi novel White Ribbon?  I'd really appreciate it!

Katsa08 replied...
Mar. 21, 2011 at 5:14 pm
lol thanks so much! I'll try to check out your novel as soon as I can!
Megan.J.B said...
Feb. 23, 2011 at 10:08 pm
This poem was well done as was your other one that I read! Beautiful. :) I think that there were certain parts that didn't flow as well, but that is just my opinion. :)
Medina D. said...
Feb. 23, 2011 at 9:16 pm

WOW this is BRILLIANT!! Really, you gave a whole new meaning to a snowday :)

i gotta say, i think reading poetry is enjoyable and yours was no different!!

Katsa08 replied...
Feb. 23, 2011 at 10:00 pm
Wow, first comment and It was a doozy! ;) Thanks for the compliment... I always liked writing poetry about things that people could relate to!
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