August Snow – new poem.


© David Milligan-Croft


I’d been told the climate was similar to ours,

But that was a lie.


Here, there was guaranteed sunshine in December

And no snow in July.


They had great bubbling mud pools,

Which we didn’t have in Batley.


And jets of hot, steaming water

That would shoot up out of the ground.


They even had a desert,

(albeit a small one),

Near Lake Taupo.


I never knew how much I’d miss snow

Until we moved to New Zealand.


The only snow I ever saw

Was on Mount Wanganui.


But that was too high

For a boy of eight.


One winter though – about August –

I found a small pile of snow on our back porch.


I was so delirious with excitement

That I ran inside to tell mam.


She didn’t have the heart to tell me

It was scraped from the freezer.



Filed under Children, Contemporary Arts, Creativity, Ideas, Inspiration, Poetry, Writing

3 responses to “August Snow – new poem.

  1. David, I think you’ve summed up so many mothers in your last line. I just love love the poem.

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