(Childhood winter time memories stay with us wherever we go. May these recollections take you back and bring you home.)
(North Dakota Horizons, 2007)
Silhouetted sentries stare,
Standing leafless, stark and bare.
Snowflakes, on their wingless flights,
Swirl in winter wind that bites….
Silv'ry, golden strings of lights,
Star-filled skies on nippy nights.
Snowsuits, mittens, itchy tights,
Sledding, skating, snowball fights;
Steaming cocoa-whispered sips,
Smiles on children's rosy lips.
Sticky, frosted finger tips;
Scrumptious s'mores and chocolate chips;
Scents of winter in the air,
Sounds of children everywhere;
Stockings filled with special treats,
Stories Grandpa still repeats.
Simply said, though far you roam,
Special memories bring you home.