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This Fragile Snowflake
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By Louis Gander
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This Fragile Snowflake

"Ouch!" had screamed this fragile snowflake, on sad and frightful day.
I wanted so, to cry sad tears, but knew I'd melt away.
So stayed, I did, pressed right between some others who were crushed
under heel of rubber boot that stomped through snow's upper crust.

Complaining started one by one among this doom and gloom.
Complaints crescendoed even more, "Move over!  Give me room!"
But prayed I did so quietly ignoring all who screamed.
Then anger overtook them all, I prayed for days, it seemed.

I knew that rubber boot had started this whole wickedness,
but also knew that we, now one, began to coalesce.
They then supported one another, each and everyone,
but I, a loner, kept my place until they all were done.

We froze together into one thick block of solid ice.
But then the snow around us now was not so very nice.
They scoffed and laughed and scoffed and laughed at all us frozen here,
laughed and pointed fingers at- and then would cruelly sneer.

Harassment, we call it.  Certainly, harassment it was.
However, this snowflake ignored it.  And maybe just because
my Savior lived through suffering- and so much more than this.
So I enjoyed His sunshine, His radiance and the bliss.

The day had turned to nighttime, then nighttime again to day
and this is what then happened- happened this ironic way.
The sun got hotter- and while melting the defenseless snow,
we were iced tightly together and weathered it so slow.

Now we, iced together, were pointing and laughing at them!
And all we would do was to angerly judge and condemn.
But I didn't bother.  I simply prayed and prayed and prayed,
that we would soon learn forgiveness, just as Jesus displayed.

Now did God send the boot- to ice us together
so we could succumb to much warmer weather?
Most don't know of God's greatest of gifts.  They don't have a clue.
But I see His wonderful blessings.  Indeed, I sure do.

©2021 louis gander - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
http://www.ganderpoems.org/

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Luke 23:34
“Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do..."

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This fragile snowflake will soon be gone,
but we all knew this all along.
There's a time to live and a time to die.
It's in God's plan and He knows why.

So pray that God's Will, will be done,
from night to night and sun to sun.
Enjoy each day that God has giv'n
until we meet again in Heav'n.

~louis gander ©2021


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Submitted: Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 15, 2021

About the Poet
Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.


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