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The Snow I Didn't Know


To My Surprise

I woke up early

Busy writing and thinking

My mind in a quiet place

As I look out my kitchen window

I saw something I didn't expect

Beautiful white covered snow

Peeking back at me

With an iridescent glow

I am inside and cut off from the world

Now I see the small pieces as they drop

Piling up one on top of the other

Fluffy and puffy

Slowly bending the branches down

Looking back at me

A dismal dark pale sky

Two totally different looks

Combined to confuse my mind


DREAM ON (author) on January 31, 2020:

Dim Flaxenwick I am thrilled to see you. It has been so long. So many people have come and gone. Everyone heading in different directions. I go slow and keep trotting in one direction hoping to make a bigger impact. Sometimes I go down the wrong path and slowly have to find my way back. Years of fun and good times bring me back to where I want to be. Writing is so special in that way. We all have something unique and wonderful to give. HubPages has been that place for me. I hope all is well and I will visit you real soon. The only problem I have now is I spread myself to thin. Between home, work, and writing. I want to spend more time reading and sharing comments. It takes me a few days to get back to everyone. I keep searching for the right balance. I found out everything takes time. Life is wonderful and always changing. Thank you so much for dropping in.

Dim Flaxenwick from Great Britain on January 27, 2020:

So good to see you're still writing. Writing well as always.

DREAM ON (author) on January 23, 2020:

Gypsy Rose Lee There should be an indoor fun place in Florida so Floridians can play in the snow. That is an idea before it's time. Where kids can make a snowman and roll in the snow. Adults can walk and slide and show children how to make a snow angel. A little touch of white beauty. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. At least you have had a chance to enjoy and curse the snow at the same time. Have a great night. People would have to rent winter coats just to enjoy the fun.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on January 20, 2020:

I remember that cold white stuff. You made me think how interesting it might be for everyone here in Florida where temps have gone way down to wake up one morning and find snow on the ground. No one would know what to do. I would run out to build a snowman under the palm trees.

DREAM ON (author) on January 17, 2020:

I often wonder about the relationship everyone has with snow. I have an hour and a half drive to work every day when it snows I have to go slow. Especially if the snow comes with freezing temperatures and there is ice. If someone worked for a ski lodge or they love winter sports like skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding they want snow. Many people work as plow drivers in the winter so they depend on snow. Cities and towns have a budget and when it snows they spend more money than expected and it hurts them. Last winter we had trouble with our furnace and it wouldn't light also. It cost us close to three hundred dollars to have the maintenance guy check it out. Thank you for sharing. I learn a lot more from people about life that I have met here on HubPages than from many of my friends. Wishing you a good Friday. I hope all works out well with your furnace. We bought a small electric heater that we put on and we keep the house at about 67. This I hope will keep our propane bill down low and keep us cozy warm too. The electric heater doesn't cost a lot to run and hopefully we will see the savings on the other end.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 16, 2020:

Dream On,

No snow here in Washington Court House, Ohio.

We have been fortunate so far this winter with unusually warm temperatures, but the temperature is dropping and this weekend is supposed to bring some nasty cold weather like freezing rain and mix.

I am hoping for the best since the pilot light went out on furnace, but it is running once again.

I do like seeing the fluffy white snow if it only arrives once in a while abd doesn't stay long.

DREAM ON (author) on January 16, 2020:

Lorna Lamon Snow can create such a positive feeling and at the same time, it gives us a close look at nature. I am lucky there hasn't been too much so far. We still have a ways to go. Thank you for sharing your wonderful comments on my poems. Have a great weekend.

DREAM ON (author) on January 16, 2020:

Brenda Arledge When I sit and write my mind goes deep into thought. It leaves all the other pressing situations behind. Like luggage at an airport ready to be checked in. When my thoughts slow down I tend to wrap up my poem and feel it has come to an end. Hoping that something good will come out of my thoughts and imagination. Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment. It is always a pleasure to see you. Is it snowing in Washington?

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 16, 2020:

Dream On,

It is something to be so ensued with what we are doing not to notice the world around us.

I think that is a trait that befalls a great writer.

You painted this picture perfectly.

Great write.

Lorna Lamon on January 16, 2020:

Your poem flows so beautifully Dream On and I can picture the landscape in my mind. There is something very peaceful about snow and coming from Ireland I am used to it. Lovely.

DREAM ON (author) on January 16, 2020:

John Hansen I am so glad you finally got rain. I heard about your fires and I can't believe this day and age we didn't have ways to stop them. My heart goes out to all the people, animals and wildlife that have been hurt and destroyed. I still can't wrap my head around it. Thank you for sharing and caring. Have a great day.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on January 16, 2020:

Nice DreamOn, you write about getting snow, and I write a hub at the same time about finally getting rain after almost a year without. Cheers.

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