The Snow Zoe—- in flattery of Dr. Seuss

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Daily Prompt: The Sincerest Form of Flattery

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Photographers, artists, poets: show us COPIES.

I looked outside-

And what should I see?

But piles of snow covering up our trees.

I put on my jacket,

My hat, scarf, and boots,

And rushed out the door with a holler and hoot.

I ran through the drifts

And flung snow ’round my head,

But then stopped as if I had been struck dead.

For there came a creature

As big as a house

With purple feathers and a yellow-toothed mouth.

“Who are you?” I squeaked

From behind the tree

Where I ran for protection from this thing close to me.

“I’m a Zoe,” it laughed,

“And I come once a year

When the snow is its highest and the cold is near.

I see you are lonely-

not a friend by your side

And you can’t have winter fun with noone close by.”

The Zoe grabbed my hand

And twirled me around

Till I flew through the air far up from the ground.

I danced with the snowflakes

And tasted ice crystals.

I skated upon the lake while I whistled.

I slid from soft branches

Like a rollercoaster ride

And all with the good faithful Zoe by my side.

We built a snowman-

I stuck on the nose

And Zoe sculpted shoes to cover its toes.

The day grew darker

And the light went away;

I knew it was only a matter of time till Mom would say,

“Come in, Laura, dear,

It is now time to eat.

Please wash up and warm up and then take your seat.”

So I looked at my friend,

And he looked at me;

And we both knew for certain that now he must leave.

“Goodbye, Little Friend,”

He started to say,

“This once a year ritual has been a great day!

No more will you see me-

I visit just once,

And come back no more to a place where I was.

But remember each snowfall

A big fluffy Zoe

Who was willing to be your friend in the snow.

And go look for someone as lonely as you

And be to them Zoe

And do as I do.

For you’ll find if you do that

Each time you’ll have fun

And have happy memories for years yet to come.”

I watched as the Zoe

Shook his long purple feathers

And then walked away to the wild lonely heather.

And I waved goodbye

To my yellow-toothed Zoe

Who taught me to reach out and have fun in the snow!

-MarJanita LaRosa

in form of Dr. Seuss

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/daily-prompt-copies/

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    Nice – Thanks for this!

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