The Scarlet and The Snow
Miss Nature’s making clothes, again. You’ll see it, soon enough.
Her uniform she’s changing into mighty fancy stuff!
The velvet reds and satin golds would surely suit a queen.
Oh, how she drapes herself around, just waiting to be seen!
She’s ready, now, and how she moves, all glory in a glance!
The Wind picks up her skirts for her, and they begin to dance.
The party lasts for several days, she’s having such a time.
In spots she’s getting threadbare, but, she doesn’t give a dime!
Her ragged dress in tattered shreds soon lies there at her feet.
The lady’s nearly naked! My, has she been indiscreet!
The damage done, the Wind moves on and leaves her to the cold.
With long, bare arms, stretched to the sky, she shivers, sick and old.
The Clouds look down and shed some tears and whisper what to do.
Their hearts of pity overflow: “Let’s give her something new!”
In blankets thick and snowy white, they wrap her fragile frame,
To cover her disgrace, and more: to help her live again.
The moral of this story, as you must surely know:
Though our sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.
Copyright 2000 by Edy T. Johnson
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Hi Edy, FANTASTIC! Love the flow, love the message even more!
The only thing I can think of to say is "I wish I had written this." It's excellent.
Oh, Edy! I love this poem. What a wonderful personification of Autumn! What a treat!
Edy, what a great poem! You made her sound like a real person! BTW, are you allowed to say ""naked on here or do you have to spell it "nekkid?" hehehe
I love the rhythm and the metaphor :)
Edy, Thanks so much for sharing this lilting, lovely piece! The words fairly dance off the page. And what a creative parable; I can picture Holy Spirit's wind whistling away, cleaning off the old, dead sins and sending in the snow-clouds. Absolutely gorgeous!
Edy, What an absolutely lovely poem! You did such a wonderful job with personification. This is a nature poem that's a "keeper." Thanks for connecting through my poem.
Oh Edy! How utterly fantastic! So beautifully and magically written...I loved it! What a creative mind!
What a touching piece! It makes me think that no matter how much of a mess we can make of our lives, God still cares and still is there to wipe away our tears. Excellent writing. Thank you for commenting on my piece, Slowing Down for Yellow Lights. Your friend, Kathy Mikshenas
What a neat read! It just kind of dances along. I often get "bogged down" reading poetry (even thougy I've written some)but this one kept my attention all the way through. Love your word pictures here.