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The Trouble With Snowmen

Rating: 3.8
'The trouble with snowmen,'
Said my father one year
'They are no sooner made
than they just disappear.

I'll build you a snowman
And I'll build it to last
Add sand and cement
And then have it cast.
And so every winter,'
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in ''s pussie 05 June 2020
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anonymous 05 April 2020
This is a good poem. Im doing it for a project
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Ratnakar Mandlik 15 June 2019
A marvelous trip down the memory lane and revisiting childhood memoirs about snowmen shared with late father.
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Khairul Ahsan 03 September 2018
I wonder as to why so many people have disliked this poet,2960, as against 1677 who have liked! Some people might be deliberately doing it.
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Khairul Ahsan 03 September 2018
'And that snowman still stands Though my father is gone Out there in the garden Like an unmarked gravestone - Oh, what a beautiful metaphor! Blossoming into full life and then fading away is the obvious rule of nature. Anyone trying to stick around beyond stipulated time does so like an 'unmarked gravestone'.
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Susan Williams 02 September 2018
I just returned from reading the comments below on this poem. There are some very heavy thinkers among us and some very original commentators- -yea! ! ! for the members of PH- -continue sharing your views with the rest of us despite the presence of egomaniacal trolls who occasionally show up! ! ! Thank you all.
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Adrian Flett 02 September 2018
The fun and then the powerful image of life's every movement as time goes by and we all 'fade away'
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Savita Tyagi 02 September 2018
So that snowman still stands like an unmarked gravestone.....very thought provoking poem. Not in tune with time everything stands out of place.
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Sarah Persson 02 September 2018
Such a brilliant poem, I love it
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Glen Kappy 02 September 2018
Looks like there should be a comma, not a period, after the 6th stanza. That set aside, this poem speaks simply and poignantly about the passage of time from the perspective of us in our latter years, including the folly of trying to hold on when there will be new beauty, new wonders to engage us. -GK
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