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Be a Kid! November 30, 2005

Filed under: Poetry — jojanoski @ 5:00 pm

Be a Kid!…

It's December!…

December–Snow, presents, carols! The Holidays are coming! Suddenly, people act nicer to one another. And all the while, December coaxes the little kid in all of us to emerge again and smile, just for a while. I'm no exception. So I'm devoting December in my blog to poems about snow and having fun, children's stories, and pieces about Christmas. Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, there will still be items for you. So let's all act like kids together! December is "Be a Kid Month."

Here's a little something you may remember from your childhood…

Snowy Day

The air is as soft

as the snowflakes, flying.

They dance around me

in gentle turns and twists

like ballerinas in the sky.

I plop down on my sled.

The runners are red and hard

against the carpet of gentle snow.

I lie on my belly, head first

and push myself forward.

I'm off–to another world

of wet, swishy noises

and a shower of white stuff

on my giggling face.

Bumping over hard spots

and swooshing downward.

My body and the sled are one

on our raucous journey.

Zoom! The world soars by

in a glorious mist of whiteness.

Until Thud! I reach the end.

The fantasy has bumped into a snow bank.

The magic has splintered into a thousand pieces,

and I'm no longer possessed and flying.

I'm just another kid

with a long walk to the top.

Copyright 2005 JO Janoski


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