Charles E. Preston

SNOWING IN NEW YORK

IWVPA Bronze Helmet Top Poet Award of Excellence for July 2002Frozen tears falling from the sky
a whitening cover from those who died
white and pure… a beautiful glow
more than five thousand angels. freely flow
with Holidays near and sure to be missed
visible footsteps so clear… so crisp
one can hear the stepping sounds
feeling their presence all around
this moment brings a peaceful silence
soothing the souls… closing out past violence
still standing free… feeling the pride
knowing all who perished. are still at our side
feeling a chill from an angels touch
their way of saying… they miss you so much
as the skies grow whiter… winds start to blow
we say to ourselves… let it snow… let it snow