“When snow falls, nature listens”

When snow first fall
Fun throwing some balls
Our own winter wonderland
Can go skiing
Or ice skating
After some time we can’t stand

Please stop snowstorm
As well as hailstorm
Winter has been far too long
Strong winds all over
Cars are white cover
Their energy so strong

Now give us a break
Sunshine and no flake
When weather’s bad can’t go out
Now we want spring
So we can all sing
We’ll have a good time no doubt*

* Alouette

“It’s snowing, it’s snowing!” A week after I’ve arrived in France, it started snowing. I couldn’t believe my eyes; the whole world was blanketed in white! It was so incredibly gorgeous and perfect, no footsteps in it, just lumps and bumps where plants sat in the gardens and cars entirely covered in snow. I was mesmerised. As soon as I’ve felt its powdery texture, I thought to myself, “This was the White Christmas people were dreaming about.” I couldn’t imagine that just a week ago, from sweltering morning – traffic starting to build up in Manila. The noise of cars, taxis, motorcycles, vans and jeepneys beeping and honking, children going to school and adults to work, street vendors selling taho (soya) or peanuts. Such a difference! A normal hectic day in Manila compared to a peaceful, snowy one in France.

first time to see snow
I could still remember it
I cried with joy

the snow has fallen
on branches and leaves of trees
I tried to taste it

Where will I go from here?

Work my way beyond my reach

Nothing can stop me when all’s clear

Far from home, swim along the beach

Endure snow and brutal weather

Work my way beyond my reach

As long as me and Him are together

Any field or mountain to climb

Endure snow and brutal weather

And we can hear the church bells chime

Easy or hard, everywhere’s adventure

Any field or mountain to climb

Find help if we’ve got misadventure

Call my mother wherever we are

Easy or hard, everywhere’s adventure

Travelling by plane, train or car

Where will I go from here?

We’re going to have fun, near or far

Nothing can stop me when all’s clear**

(c) ladyleemanila 2022

**Terzanelle

For: https://alwayswrite.blog/2022/12/07/wqw-47-water-turned-into-a-winter-wonderland/


5 responses

  1. Marsha

    Such sweet poems and story, Lady Lee. I can picture your first Christmas in France and how beautiful the hills and trees must have been. France is a beautiful place. Your pictures are beautiful – a true winter wonderland. Thanks for sharing, my friend.

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    1. ladyleemanila

      always my pleasure, Marsha 🙂 have a great week ❤

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      1. Marsha

        You too, my friend.

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  2. utahan15

    slip on ice
    not so nice
    snow
    just so
    water

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    1. ladyleemanila

      thank you 🙂

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