Acrostic : For the good times

Children at play

Frolicking in new fallen snow

Over the icy hills

Running through frosted flakes

Tongue extended, cold thrills

Hanging out with sisters and brothers

Each holding on tight down steep hills

Gleefully screaming

Out loud echoes

Over the crusted dale

Delightful fun

Ten laughing hysterically

In tune with nature's winter fun

Making spit snow balls, building a snow man

Enthralled, building snow forts

Sleds racing, sledding days gone by.

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Some of my followers know that I was one of twelve children, the last one, so by the time i arrived ten of the children had left home. They either got married or was off to work. My Sis Bea told me about the good times they had in the snow. Hope you enjoy...

This is my first attempt at Acrostic poetry. Thank you Eddy for teaching me the technique..

















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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

This was a nice memory of days gone by. Thank you for sharing,always exploring.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

For your first time I would say that was very good! It won't be long and we'll be seeing the first snowfall.


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Always, thanks for a Christmas moment. Great job on the new form of poetry for you. What a nice combination of photos and sentiment. Ten of the kids had moved on when you arrive? Wow.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Great acrostic poem! You couldn't tell it was your first. :) Voted up and more.


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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

very good use of photograph and emotion, voted way up.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

This brings back some great memories, you did a good job with acrostic format.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Congrats, dear Ruby, on your initial acrostic,

Though the theme has made me feel very frostic.

But the icy feeling for a while I will bear,

Since I can go outside - it is 80 out there!


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Clever work, and good acrostic!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello whonunuwho, Thank you..Happy you enjoyed..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Bill, I know it is a little early for snow, but the story wouldn't go away.Ha Thank you..Cheers..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Mike, Yes ten were gone when i arrived, some had children . This was fun to try. I read Eddy's yesterday and just had to try it. Glad you liked it. It's your turn next..Cheers my friend..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello TT, Thank you for voting up and more..Cheers..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello girishpuri, Happy you enjoyed..Thank you..Cheers.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Rosemary, Happy it brought some good memories. Thank you my friend..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

HeeHee drbj, loved your poem. It was cold here yesterday. I turned my heat on. 80, lucky you! Cyber Hug..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello xstatic, Thank you kindly. Happy to see you..Cheers


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Wonderful memory poem .

Voted up and beautiful, Joyce.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Great acrostic poem Ruby, I will have to try it one of these days, and the photos were perfect too, Brrr! here comes winter! lol!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Your poem inspired me to google "acrostic" poetry. Love this prelude to what will soon be. Your poem reminded me of all the winters I spent sledding down the hill at our home and skating on the pond at the bottom of the hill. Thanks for the beautiful memories, Ruby.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Joyce..Thank you for a lovely comment..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Nell, I think you would enjoy doing this type of poetry, no rhyming required...Yes, BURR..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Amy, Sounds like you had a fun childhood. Happy it brought back memories. I always had fun playing in the snow, now I'd freeze to death..Ha Thank you..Cheers


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Beautiful memory and I really love this poem. Thanks for writing. Good job, Ruby. My vote always for you. Take care!

Big hug, Prasetio


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Charming, light-hearted and cleverly worded, Ruby.

This style works for you...Voted UP and FAB. Hugs, Maria


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Well done Rubi. The good old times were there for grabs, with a wonderful acrostic that took me back in time. Your taste is unique and full of memories. Thanks for pouring your heart in every inspiration.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Good job on this, Congratulations. The pictures didn't hurt either.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. This is so delightful. Thanks for the childhood memories spent in the snow. Passing this on.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

This brings back some wonderful, happy winter memories - great acrostic poetry Ruby!

Voting up

Best wishes Lesley


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Beautiful and well done on your first attempt at Acrostic Poetry. I felt as If I were with the kids and watching them. You narrated it so well. Voted up as always. Cheers x


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

It is just lovely. I long for snow after reading this. We had a very warm winter last year with no snow. I hope this year we can make snow memories like your siblings did. Great job on the poem by the way.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Ruby, I have never composed Acrostic poetry, but from what I have read in this genre, I can tell you, your poem does not look life first attempt.


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Ruby, this is great! You do all of these genres so well. I have learned something new (Acroustic) with poetry -- what a delight, and just in time for the seasons that are upon us. Thank you! :-)


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Prasetio. Happy you enjoyed. Thank you..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mar, so glad you enjoyed. Thank you. Just trying something new. Cheers my friend..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Thank you Joseph..Happy you enjoyed..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Martin. Thank you for coming by..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Gypsy, Thank you. So glad it brought back memories..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Lesley. I am thrilled, so many saying that it brought back childhood memories..Thank you..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Elena, Happy you enjoyed. Thank you for a sweet comment..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Hyphen, We didn't have snow either, I'm hoping we have at least one good one. Thank you..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Vinaya, You are so kind. I loved doing this, happy you liked it..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Genna, I loved Eddy's acrostic poetry, so of course i had to try it. I am glad you enjoyed it. Thank you..Cheers


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

It brought back such wonderful memories for me and I enjoyed it very much my friend.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi shining, Happy to see you. Glad it brought good memories. Thank you my friend..


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

For the good times ~ Thank heavens for the good times.

Ruby, I could hear those kids laughing in the snow...

Voted up and beautiful :)


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Martie, No more bad times, all good times from now on. Thank you for coming...Hugs..


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epigramman 4 years ago

...well although I know all about winters by the lake here with its unforgiving wind chill - I never ever feel cold like winter when I arrive here on your sacred scene Ruby - to the contrary, you warm me up here like no other gal at the Hub (George told me to say that )

and the beauty is always found in your writing and in your dear heart and creative mind - sending you warm wishes from a sunny day by lake erie time 1:28pm and yes that wind chill is mighty cold - we are definitely in full fall mode with winter just straight ahead


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Epi, It is cold here too, heavy frost this morning. Thank you for visiting my page, you always make the sun shine brighter with your complimentary praise. Cyber hug my friend..


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Ruby how delightful to read now I am ready for snow.. lol.. Tennessee hardly has snow and when we do we are in shock.. lol.. I love your hub

sharing

Debbie


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Very cool Ruby!!


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Wonderful poem and happy times in the winter wonderland..Loved this..Great job Ruby!

Sunnie


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Debbie, We had another frost this morning, so I'm getting ready for winter too. Maybe you will get some snow this year..Thank you for sharing...Cheers my friend.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Audrey, You are so cool..Hee..Thank you..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Sunnie, I'm so glad you liked this, my first time doing Acrostic poetry. Thank you for coming..Cheers my friend..


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

An excellent acrostic hub....For the good times indeed....and my area the weather is beginning to turn towards the weather and climate you list in your acrostic....very well done and a fun one to read. Voted up and awesome.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Brrrrrr....grrrrrr...

Easy for your central floridians to write of the joys and beauty of winter..

considering i live in 'The Coldest City in the Entire Freaking World' (seriously..google it..lol) - i far prefer...summer poetry..

hot and sweaty summer poetry - oh, yeah!

i'm sure you can understand..haha..

voting up in spite of...lol


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello cogerson. I'm pleased you had fun reading this, thank you for coming to my page..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hey Leslie, good to see you. I don't live in Fl. I live in Il. right on the Ind and Il. line and it gets colder here than a ' well diggers ass ' Hee ..I think you saw on my profile that i live in SOUTHERN Il. and I do , but still cold. Yea, hot and steamy poetry, anytime..Thank you for coming to see me..Cheers my friend..


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Thanks for writing this, fun times coming if you are a kid...lol... well maybe even for us who are matured can still slid down a hill and roll in the white stuff... just need a little help getting up again is all.

Hugs from Canada


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Ivona Poyntz 4 years ago from UK

Love this poem: a timely reminder winter is coming yet again!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Rolly, I think you got that right, needing help to get up.HaHa..Thank you.. Hugs backatcha..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Ivona, So good to see you again. Yes, winter is coming..Burr..Thank you..Cheers..


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

What a wonderful Acrostic poem;one for me to vote up/beautiful/awesome plus a share onto my FB page.Have a wonderful weekend.

Eddy.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

I haven't tried any poetry and you did a fantastic job. I think it took courage to begin, but it seems you are naturally talented. I loved it!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Eddy, I am thrilled you like my poem. You are an excellent teacher. Thank you for sharing on FB..Cheers my friend..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Pam, It did take some courage to try, but i love to try something new. You are a great writer, I know you could do poetry. Give it a try..Thank you..Cheers..


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Tonipet 4 years ago from The City of Generals

Oh Ruby... the title "For the Good Times" with images of children brought a smile to my face, but knowing this your childhood story, it left a different kind of joy in my heart. I couldn't imagine a so short poetry to bring back the whole of beautiful yesteryears. Thank you for this, you made my day. I loved it!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Thank you Tonipet, I am so happy that i made your day. That is my desire. Cheers my friend...


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Great acrostic poem filled with pure white snow and all the fun. Voted up.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Vellur, So good to see you. Thank you, happy you enjoyed..Cheers..


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radhikasree 3 years ago from Mumbai,India

"For all the good times" acrostic poem sounds good, looks good and feels good. Voted up, beautiful and awesome! Sharing too.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello radhikasree, I am thrilled you enjoyed. Thank you so much for coming again to my pages...Cheers..


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

Love the way the poem went. Great use of the phrase 'for the good times'. You never fail to amaze me.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Gals, You are so kind. I appreciate your support and great comments. Thank you...


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Susan Recipes 2 years ago from India

Great share always exploring. I always like reading your hubs. Voted up.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Susan. I am always happy to see you on my page. Thank you so much..Cheers.

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