The Snowman Graveyard


Christmas lights merrily twinkle; soon to be put away

Melting footprints in the snow; has winter had its day?

Snowmen in every garden, created by glove covered hands

Size and shape slightly different, proudly each one stands


At night they gather round, discussing the events of the day

Something doesn’t feel right; children aren’t coming out to play

Hopes were high, life felt good; their future long and bright

But the weather’s set to change, tonight is their last night!


By morning they all realise their fate has already been sealed

Marching into the forest, their destiny is sadly revealed

Discarded carrots, pieces of coal, a flattened woollen beret

A long way from Christmas, when they were all making merry


Patches of green slowly emerge: peeping through the melted ice

Fun times are finally over; it’s now time to pay the price

Their life span isn’t very long; but packed with winter fun

A long standing tradition handed down from snow-father to son


  • Author: MaggieF (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 6th, 2018 04:59
  • Comment from author about the poem: I wrote this last year, after finding my inner child and building a snowman in my garden, I was surprisingly upset when it melted a few days later!
  • Category: Nature
  • Views: 25
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  • orchidee

    A fine write Maggie.

    • MaggieF

      Thank you for your kind comment. Maggie

    • Lorna

      I just loved this Maggie - sad though.

      • MaggieF

        Thanks Lorna, I felt really sad last year when my snowman melted! I need to get out more. Maggie

        • Lorna

          Ahhh the tender Irish heart! There's more satisfaction to be had from snowmen sometimes than real people!

        • Goldfinch60

          Very good write Maggie, great to see you again. Welcome to MPS.

          • MaggieF

            Thank you Goldfginch its nice to see some familiar names, I look forward to reading lots more poems. Maggie

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            WELCOME MAGGIE ~ Thanks for your first Poem ~ a bit UNSEASONABLE but excellent in STRUCTURE & SUBJECT ! I have written a FUSION (you have to check DEVELOPING to see it) on SEASONS perhaps you might like to add one on WINTER. I have just been to AUCKLAND (NZ) in Winter to visit my Fiancee ANGELA who is on a Work Exchange ! Unfortunately though Auckland being SUB-TROPICAL never gets any Snow. Winter without snow & frost isn't Winter. Snowmen in ESSEX where I live generally have a very TRANSIENT life ~ "Here today & gone tomorrow ~ which is very sad for the KIDS who helped to make them. Thanks for reminding us that it will soon be WINTER and the ERA of the SNOWMEN ~ AMEN
            Yours BRIAN 😎 Please check my POEM on CHILDREN ~ Thanks B !

            • MaggieF

              Thank you so much for your warm welcome and kind comments, I'm just back from a trip to Kent so tomorrow I look forward to reading lots of new poetry, including yours. Maggie

            • MaggieF

              Thank you for reading my poem, I've not been on a poetry site for over a year and had forgotten how enjoyable reading other people's poem was and also receiving comments on my poems. Thank you. Maggie

            • MaggieF

              Wow that was a great comment to wake up to thank you very much. Msggie

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