One winters day sitting comfy in my chair
Looked outside and noticed a stare
It peered through my window, could feel it summon me
So dashed outside to have a look see
I couldn't deny what was before my eyes
It looked so real, I declared, "Oh my!"
Grabbed my camera to record the face
Afterwards it sent me on a wild, wild chase
Searched for more snow faces portrayed on tree trunks
The eyes of the forest followed the deeper I sunk
The first to appear at my earliest beckon
Was a masked man who seemed to be laugh'n
At me no doubt, for my silly quest
Challenging me as if some kind of test
"At least I found you," said to his face
He laughed all the more, but I continued my chase
I wandered and wandered deeper in
Looking for another face to pin
It took some time, but could sense their stares
Closed my eyes for the forest to bare
I stood very still
And made use of my will
Lo and behold
Found another face in the cold
Thank goodness he was more friendly than the last
A crooked smile he seemed to cast
A shyness about him was the feeling I got
Said hello and snapped a shot
Not long after I said so-long to him
Then came across his brotherly twin
From there sped off for another chance
To capture more faces at a glance
Spied a friendly old man with a crooked nose
I hurried over, but tripped over my toes
Picked myself up and thought I could hear
The face on the tree say, "Be careful my dear!"
Wandered over to Sir Sleepy and Sir Snooze
So not to disturb them, I kept from shouting , "You-Who's"
They looked so peaceful with Sir Sleepy in a snow pack
Of which Sir Snooze lay comfortably in his night cap
Tip toed away hoping to find all the while
Faces that reflected a happy smile
Closed my eyes and used my intuition
The forest pointed me in the right direction
I soon met Happy, who introduced me to the other Happy
Who introduced me to the other, other Happy,
Sure, it seems kinda wacky
But it's easy to tell them apart
One is cute, one is jolly, one is silly and all have big hearts
Well, after a good laugh
got myself back on track
I trusted the deep woods to lead the way
Who was I to argue with forest spirits, I say
Then what do you suppose
I noticed a face with an ample nose
And then another nearby
With a nose longer than the other guy
I said, "Don't feel horrible"
"You are both adorable!"
Suddenly a very slight breeze
Shook snowflakes off from the trees
So gently and soft they fluttered
Reflecting the sunlight in a freefall of glitter
Sensed they were leading me the direction to be headed
Felt comforted when sparkling snow spirits landed on my jacket
The next face I spotted said, "Oooh!"
And the one after that said, "Eeehh!"
It gave me the know I was out of the haze
Until I came across a twisted maze
Where was I supposed to go from there
In the forest, I suddenly felt scared
Even though I had known
I wasn't exactly alone
Then the ghost of the farmer's wife made an appearance
Generations ago, she and her husband grew fruit trees here in abundance
She said not to worry too much
You'll find your way again, just trust
Never mind that fella below with a fright
Just remember to follow the light
Things got more serious after that
Sure the light revealed another path
But this time I wanted to find the perfect face
The face of a sweet angel with beauty and grace
I had seen plenty of smiles and other expressions
That provided lots of fun, each with a unique impression
I journeyed my own trail and rolled the dice
But everything blended together in fluffy ice
Then, a face larger than life straight in front of me
Provided his wisdom far beyond what I could see
"Tree Spirit," I asked, "Can you show me where an angel may be hidden?"
He answered, "Right under your nose, if you're willing to imagine!
Close your eyes, quiet the mind
Let your soul be your guide
Then see what happens
When you're willing to listen!"
So I contemplated the wise words of the ghostly tree
And after a while it occurred to me
The angel faces were there all along
They needn't look the way I insisted upon
They all had to a degree
Beauty and grace watching over me
I felt at peace and called it a day
Reflected on my adventure so it wouldn't fade away
I suddenly realized the very first face I had seen
Looked familiar and more real than the others in between
I won't tell who I think it resembles, even if mild
Some will say I'm letting my imagination go too wild
Just know it gave me comfort as a "hello" from above
Because I know without a doubt, it was a message of love
A children's photo storybook verse by fossillady, aka Kathi L. Mirto
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