Have you ever stood next to your window
on a clear and beautiful snowy day
observing your children laughing and playing
as they eagerly took turns riding their sleigh?
If you have, did you feel a special happiness
only a winter day can bring forth in your mind
did you smile and realize how lucky you were
sharing these moments with your children in time?
When your fireplace fire began burning low
after you carefully added a few more logs to it
did this thought cross your mind like it did mine
Did you realize this is a day you'll never forget?
I'll stand by the window watching my children play
and cherish these moments today as long as I can
like my mother and father did when I was young
And like other parents have since our country began.
Ralph L. Clark © 2004
Graphics © A. Buttigieg 2004