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Author Name: FreeGemini222 13 Comments
Date Added: November 14, 2005 20:11:57 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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~The Day of the Snowman~
Pausing to look out the window,
I watched my young daughter at play.
Bundled up, she was building a snowman,
on that beautiful December day.

As she was packing on the snow,
making him fatter and fatter,
she was also chatting with him,
like he could actually hear her.

That day was many years ago,
but could have been just yesterday,
for the lesson that I learned,
is etched in my mind still today.

As I think about the many things
that I've always taken for granted,
I look back on that day again,
and the reality check I was handed.

To see the wind blow through the trees
as I drive along in my automobile;
to read clearly the menu board
as I order my fast-food meal.

These things are perceived as normal
in our everyday fast-moving world,
but some people don't see like you and me.
Their vision is more of a blur.

Until the day of the snowman
I did not realize how lucky I am,
or the many beautiful things some can't see,
because their vision is so very dim.

Because on the day of the snowman,
a day God showed me his grace,
that little girl's daddy saw through the window,
the expressions on his small daughter's face.

With the aid of telescopic lenses
and for the first time that day,
he could see his daughter's face from afar,
something I took for granted each and every day.

As I reached for him, how my heart ached,
for all that he'd missed, and would still never see.
My lesson on the day of the snowman,
is that some things are not always what they seem.

Author's Notes:
This man, my husband, and best friend
is legally blind, and will always be,
but every day I am more understanding
of what he can and cannot see.

My husband's vision is worsening
and it bothers him....and me.

He was born with his vision impairment 
so he's never known any different.
The day of the snowman
 was the day when the truth of his impairment
really hit me hard.
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Comment By: Freeaspiring sage on June 6, 2009 04:52:11 AM Report
Thank you so much for sharing not only your poem but the motivation behind it. I can only imagine how difficult it must be for him to miss all these moments and for you to know what he is missing.. it is a wonderful poem, so heartfelt.

Comment By: FreeVeronica Sarmiento on September 18, 2007 09:39:27 PM Report
Awsome poem, congrats on the blue ribbon.~Verona
Comment By: FreesHeRi on November 24, 2006 09:22:39 AM Report
So beautiful..I know the feeling as well...If only we could preserve those little guys.


Comment By: PremiumCliffton Clay Cromberg on November 5, 2006 10:30:24 AM Report
You two amaze me! I've been checking you both out more and more and decided to put you in my Fav., Do you realize that your love for each other sets such a wonderful example for the people who have lost so much in there lives! Love is a bond that binds your spirits together... No, matter what keeping your love alive, your spirits must mingle! What comes from this is understanding, communication, selfless acts of giving, a willingness to love who you are, not what you are, This is the beauty of love and this is what I have come to know by reading your poetry!  You both make a difference in each others life and in others out there including mine... Thank you!!

                     Sincerely,  Your Friend! Clay TheWolf...

Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on September 1, 2006 10:06:30 PM Report
Ohhhhhhh, Karen*~ 
I am so pleased that this write came to win the award....It is a piece of your heart, and that is the essence of a poetess.....I enjoyed it before and doubly now, as you have been given an award...


Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on September 1, 2006 03:49:56 AM Report
This is heartfelt and really gave my heart a tight squeeze. Congratulations! This is a stirring piece Karen.



Comment By: PremiumRobertM on August 28, 2006 02:57:21 PM Report
A compelling and thought provoking write here. Nicely put together. Congratulations on your selection for this award.  RM.
Comment By: ModeratorJillian K. Alexis on August 28, 2006 08:20:30 AM Report
Congratulations sis for winning a featured poem award...Hugz...Jillian
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on August 27, 2006 08:18:37 PM Report
Karen:  congratulations on your Feature Poem Award.


Lady Dragonwyck

Comment By: FreeCynthia Jones on August 27, 2006 08:15:06 PM Report

Congrats on your muchly deserved award. *S* Whispering Winds

Comment By: FreePoetic Soldier on November 21, 2005 10:09:07 AM Report
This poem is very hard hitting and under normal circumstance it would be anyways but my young beautiful daughter will never be able to hear how much her daddy loves her for me her sight is key because I need to show her what she can never hear. Thank you for sharing this with us, Best wishes to you and your family.

Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on November 17, 2005 06:35:24 PM Report
This write was stunning for me, Karen~! I just recently had cataract surgery, and as I was talking to some of the other patients, we discussed this very thing~ We take for granted many of the things that we see, and don't even blink, but you have brought us a storyline that shows us that there are souls that are in a worse predicament than ours~ Your poetry was one of many emotions, as you brought us to the snowman, and then to the REAL message of your write~ An incredible poem, and one that I am sure that your husband was gifted with your caring~ I am sorry about the limited vision, and I must agree with Blue, he is more gifted than us in many ways.....
Thanks for sharing...
Comment By: FreeTracy Fletcher on November 14, 2005 08:37:50 PM Report
This is so beautiful and heartfelt. I can't imagine not being able to see that must be so hard on him. To not be able to see your own childs face, the thought brings tears to my eyes.
Love Ya.........Your Sister and Friend Tracy


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