To Be a Child Once More

To Be a Child Once More

A Poem by Sharon Miller Bolander
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Cornish Sonnet

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To Be a Child Once More

 

Snowmen Animated Pictures, Images and Photos

A winter storm breathes frosty chill
To paint the landscape lovely white;
And, come the dawn, it's quite a thrill
To watch the joy of childhood play
Amidst the snowy drifts from night
That glimmer in the light of day.

Such work it is to shovel snow
With gnarled hands that beg for heat
While frigid winds do howl and blow.
That path, now cleared, may drift once more.
It tempts the children's booted feet,
But looks, to me, a tiring chore.

I, too, was once a child at play;
Now winter leaves me cold and sore.

 

By Sharon Miller Bolander 

 

© 2009 Peggy Paris (All rights reserved)

 

 

   

© 2009 Sharon Miller Bolander


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Congratulations for winning the cornish-sonnet contest!

Sal

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wonderfully penned ~ precious are the memories of childhood and having
fun in the snow~Great piece Sharon~Fran

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lovely written poem! The words depict a nice reflection of snow from different pespectives!

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Beautiful, Sharon, as always!

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

So beautiful Sharon, in presentation and sentiments. Well done!
Thank you for submitting this to Ivor's "Form contest"! ~ Helena

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You present the pleasnt memories of youth ( I loved making snowmen) along with the
reality of age. I still find great joy in watching children sledding, making snowmen, snowball
fights even though today it may from my kitchen window.

deeWV

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This was a great poem in structure and subject. I can tell you take your writing seriously. I also see that you like humor. I never knew grandma slept in the nude. That poor frog had a bad day. Keep up the good work i plan to stop by and read some more soon.......CynRick

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I can definitely empathise with this write M lady.
Winter is fun for kids but damn hard work as you grow older and shoulder responsiblities

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love both the verse, the sentiment and the presentation...

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

beautiful! And even those that can't remember were children once tryed to play!

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Sharon Miller Bolander
Sharon Miller Bolander

Flushing, MI



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