John F. McCullagh

Gold Star - 4,852 Points (09/28/1954 / Flushing)

Autobiography Of A Snowflake - Poem by John F. McCullagh

In a Nimbostratus cloud I formed.
a trooper of the coming storm.
From a droplet, cold, alone,
my Starry crystal flake was formed

Expelled from my Eden by the wind
Thus did my descent begin.
Swarovski can’t produce my equal.
I’m unique- they’ll be no sequel.

Perhaps I’ll help cover your grass
Or, with the others, clog your paths.
On roads I’ll make your rear wheels slide
And make you wish you’d stayed inside

I glide in, glittering, past street lights
The earth already wrapped in White
Surprised I am to melt so young
captured on your daughter’s tongue.

Comments about Autobiography Of A Snowflake by John F. McCullagh

  • (8/1/2010 10:31:00 AM)

    Ahh, such a creation- such a beginning and such hopes- and your daughter catches it on her tongue! I like that. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/18/2009 2:35:00 PM)

    Wonderful change-up in the ending after the wintry descriptions. 10! Chuck (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 5, 2009

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 26, 2009

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