A Snowy Dream

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

Feb 4th, It snowed in Boumerdes,Algeria, where I study, and since it's a city on the coast line, it was a sight to see, and a poem to write


Oh white veil that has come upon

this sad grey spot of misery

You used to fly so high above 

What brought you down ?, what trickery ?

Why would you drop so clean and bright

then melt away and drain ?

Is there a moral I can’t get ? 

Or is this all in vain ?

Why not just hang beneath the clouds

and stay unharmed and single ?

Why would you fall and hurt yourself

just to say Hi and mingle ?


“Oh mortals, how you see the world !!”

The white veil did reply

“There is to life more than you think

beyond to live and die

Look at the kids joyfully play

and form me into balls

As much as I’m melting away

so is sadness as it falls

Look at those smiles around the fire

Look at those dads and moms

It’s time they knew the sky can drop

more than those deadly bombs


You locked a child inside your soul

and kept him in for ages

Look how one little frozen ball

can break his iron cages

I am that bad boy in your class

that said that school is out

Today, no cars, no trucks can pass

Until we end this bout


It’s time you saw the world in white

It’s not that hard at all

Start from below, unlike I do

because I always fall !!”



As I woke up, there was no veil

only some signs of ice

So I sank back to sleep again

that  snowy dream was nice
















Submitted: February 07, 2012

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Nice imagery in this poem. I like.

Tue, February 7th, 2012 10:09pm


Thank you

Tue, February 7th, 2012 2:12pm

Marcele Rose

really good imagery and the flow is very nice....really good poem

Wed, February 8th, 2012 2:58am


Thanks Phoebe

Wed, February 8th, 2012 2:21pm

glitter snow426

simply beautiful, one special delight!! GREAT, LOVE IT!

Thu, February 16th, 2012 11:42pm


Thanks :)

Fri, February 17th, 2012 2:27pm


Love snow - liked this -- light white snow
Kindest regards, Connie

Thu, March 8th, 2012 11:43pm



Sat, March 17th, 2012 2:03am


really super poem but what do you thnik about a sandstorm..every day ,every evening.....hahaha just kidding

Sat, August 25th, 2012 4:25pm


Well, that would be an endless poem,thanks

Sat, August 25th, 2012 11:25am


I'm so glad you recommended this poem to me.
I enjoyed your unusual viewpoint on snow.
I enjoyed reading this,it is well written.
I shall come back to your page as soon as I get the time to read your work.

Thu, December 26th, 2013 11:53am


Thanks you, and I appreciate your positive feedback

Thu, December 26th, 2013 5:21am

unmasked delusions

Wow, I'm smiling right now. This was just pure AMAZING. Seriously...whoa. Very powerful. great imagery and description. I love the questions you asked it really made me think. I feel this has a lot of meanings- at least to me. Great Great job. You always have unique viewpoints and I enjoy reading them so much- there so interesting. I love that you took a simple thing like snow and made it into such a big cool thing. Wow- Your writing inspires me- it really does.

Fri, June 20th, 2014 5:16am


Out of all the great comments you wrote me so far, this really made my day, and it will inspire me to keep writing since I've hit a rough patch not so long ago. For someone to say that I inspire her, it's just a pleasure, thanks.

Fri, June 20th, 2014 3:43pm

Mr Watson

Nice, when it snows everything seems different dirt and unsightly objects covered over with a whiteness that hides the real vision of what's really lying beneath, an inspiring piece Ben.

Tue, September 2nd, 2014 8:09pm


Thanks, and you shed a light on it that I haven't thought of, really intersting.

Thu, September 4th, 2014 2:58am

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