First Snow written by Sherry Howard at

First Snow


written by: Sherry Howard



Darkest days and coldest nights
gray skies chill the bones
until a sprinkling lights the sky
and glee and hope explode

Slamming doors and hurried gait
excitement warms the air
scarves and hats and mittens too
deny the chilly wind

They pack and throw the icy snow
chill air stings their noses
they laugh and romp, make angels wings
and work on snowman poses

Moms and dads and even grans
litter hills with sleds
no school, no work, and no excuses
a pass to play today

When twilight creeps upon the scene
they gather round the fire
prayers of thanks and grateful hearts
for darkest days and coldest nights

Sherry Howard

Sherry Howard

Sherry Howard lives with her children and crazy dogs in Middletown, Kentucky, a stone's throw from the beautiful horse farms Kentucky is always bragging about. During her career in education, she served as principal in one of the largest middle schools in the US; she and cat-herders share many common skills. Sherry loves to read, write, cook, and sit in the sand watching the waves when she can. Her poems and stories have appeared in several journals and anthologies.
Sherry Howard

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