winter storm

Quietly and softly
snow falls to the ground
covering all with
a soft blanket of white.

The sky's darker now
while snow is still falling
noses are pressing
against windows to see.

Children are hoping
for a great miracle
known to them just as
a few days off from school.

Adults are anxious
expecting the worst that
can happen to them,
who can't appreciate.

But then, parents see
their children so happy
and excited, that
parents are admiring.

Forgotten are thoughts
of icy conditions
on the way to work:
the snow is forgiven.

And so, from each house,
parents and children peer
out into the dark
upon the fallen snow.