Thank you to everyone who participated in revising the last verse of Snowflake Kisses. The poll is now closed and results are in!
63% of participants elected for Verse 24 of Snowflake Kisses to stays as it is!
Snowflake Kisses, counted down one verse at a time from December 1st to December 24th for Cadent Words’ first Christmas Countdown was a tremendous learning opportunity for me as I embarked on developing my website.
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Part 15 : SnowPuckLove
“Sweet Snowflake Sally Are you still with me?” Pete Puck somewhat distraught Feared Sally melted off In little Johnny’s glove
The puck now in Luke’s hand, Johnny brushed the snow off his gloves. All covered in snow after piling one snowball on top of another, the snowman was just about done. Everyone tapped and brushed the snow from their jackets and pants, filling the air with a drum-like cadence.
“Sally sweet Snowflake Sally Are you still here? Or are you in the snow Way out there in the field?”
“I have a great idea to dress up our snowman.” Luke said to the kids, “Johnny, could you get my hockey glove? It’s in my duffel bag by the ice rink.”
Without hesitation, Johnny ran off and all the other kids chased after him.
“I’ll get it!”
“No I wanna get it!”
Kids shouted one after the other as they rushed to the side of the ice rink, but Johnny got there first and just as quickly ran back with Luke’s hockey glove in hand.
“Oh Snowflake Sally If you’re no longer here Please be out in the field And not melted into tears”
Saddened and distraught Poor Peter Puck Had fallen in love With this snowflake sweetheart
Luke took his hockey glove and nestled it in the crook of the snowman’s neck.
“There you go!” He shouted proudly, “Let me introduce … our new hockey mascot!”
Only a single tear Would Peter Puck shed No longer stuck with Sally But a snowman instead
Then tingle trickle twinkle His tear turned to frost And another tingle twinkle The snowman chuckled
“Oh Peter Puck I must’ve dozed off Where are we now Off the ground up in a loft?”
The kids cheered and the players agreed. Luke’s lucky puck would not go missing again for this hockey season. In the hockey glove, close to the snowman’s heart, it would preside over the ice rink and their games.
Needless to say Peter Puck’s dismay Quickly turned into sheer Gleeful merriment and cheer
“Sally! Snowflake Sally! You’re still here!” “Of course sweet Pete I said I’d never leave”
Then a tingle trickle twinkle The glove must’ve sparkled When they both puckered up For a Snowflake Puck kiss Close to the snowman’s heart!
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Snowfalke’s Hockey Tale
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Merry Christmas Eve! This is Snowflake Kisses last verse, and as sad as I am for it to be over, I’m so excited it’s Christmas Eve!
Not because I’m planning a festive gathering – not this year – but because of all the fun and exciting memories it brings up for me.
Memories of when I was growing up, and memories of when my daughter was growing up, as well as all the years in between. No matter how stressful some of the days leading up to Christmas sometimes were, it’s the happy memories that pleasantly stick and linger over the years.
Christmas does take on a whole other life when children are near, or when thinking of it from a child’s perspective. That’s how I created Snowflake Kisses. By allowing myself to dream and wish and imagine frivolous childlike things.
Things like snowflake kisses, snowflakes on eyelashes, snowflake wishes, these all came to mind so easily while thinking of the one I wrote this poem for as a Christmas gift so many years ago.
I wrote the last line with a very specific and special person in mind – my daughter. This is why I directed this verse to include only one single person to receive all of these snowflakes.
However, I found myself thinking of it differently today. After reading verse 24 on its own and having shared Snowflake Kisses with everyone this December, I thought I should revise the last line. Of course, I’ll have to check with my daughter, since I gifted this poem to her! But knowing her generosity and kindness, I think she would be delighted to share snowflakes with everyone.
What if it ended like this: “Are snowflakes for you and me”
Or how about this: “Are snowflakes for everybody”
If you’d like to share your thoughts on how Snowflake Kisses should end, please click on the snowflake to complete this quick and simple survey!
The poll will stay open until January 5th 2020, and the poem will return every now and then – just like snowflakes do.
This might be Snowflake Kisses’ last line, but don’t miss Snowflake’s Hockey Tale – there’s morecoming today and tomorrow!