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Snowflake Kisses

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!


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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.

Thank you to everyone who followed and took the time to visit cadentwords.com. The website is still a work in progress and I look forward for 2020 to be a successful year as I continue to work towards a more streamlined format to better share my passion for creative writing.

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Snowflake Tales

Caught up in clouds way up in the sky, suddenly, on a given day it is released and it falls. Touched by cold air and pulled by gravity, it tumbles down so gently and delicately. Slowly it parachutes silently, until caught by a tree, a rooftop, or the ground.

There it resides while the weather is cold, until it melts, or until it is carried away by rainfall. Where it goes from there of course, has been studied and discovered by many, but that’s not the point of this snowflake’s story.


My Snowflake Tale


Sparkly snowflakes can be seen
Through every cloudy season
Whenever fog rolls in
And when walking through mist

When the weather is cold enough
To turn dew into frost
An image of what once was
As in an instant snap shot
Once again they can be seen
Through frost on the ground
On rooftops trees and leaves

So if Christmas comes and goes
Without you near or here
Or without a single snowflake
To tumble out of clouds
I will see them wherever
My mind pleases to
In frost fog mist and dew

So please don’t fret or fear
If you can’t be near
Sparkly snowflakes I will see
This Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

But please remember this:
Every day is much more dear
When you are here and near


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Snowflake Kisses

Merry Christmas!

Click on the blue Christmas tree to see all the verses!


Snowflake Kisses, counted down one verse at a time for CadentWords’ Christmas Countdown, has reached its 24th verse just in time for Christmas!

Take part in revising this poem’s last line – the poll will be open until January 5th!


To view all of CadentWords’ Christmas Countdown, click on the blue snowflake button just below this blue block.

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Dec 25 : Christmas Countdown!


Merry Christmas!


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Snowflake Kisses : Verse 24

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 more coming today and tomorrow!


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