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A Haiku - Snowflakes

Updated on December 10, 2014
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A Haiku - Snowflakes


Gently falling now

to places predetermined.

Making all things new.


Are we snowflakes too?

Settled here and meant to be?

God makes no mistakes.


How then do I act?

Meant to now make all things new?

Or melt from my task?


Enough of us can,

make all things new and better.

A new spring must come.


Blizzards stop big trucks,

not just a lonely snowflake.

Leaders must lead us.


Good leaders melt us,

freeze our determination,

rock solid as one.


Bring on the snowflakes!

Sometimes it takes a big storm

To make all things new.

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© 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      What a great concept you have here. Of course it's true that many snowflakes can have a huge effect on events and actions but I'd never made that transference to life. Brilliant!

      Ann

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      annart - One great thing about posting this Hub was that it led me to read your self-interview and learn more about who was behind the "Brilliant!" comment. That gave the praise greater validity. Thanks.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Fresh fallen snow is so pretty and it does cover a multitude of unpleasantries, and at least for a while things do seem new and fresh. Of course it can hide a lot of things that may trip a person up as well . . .

      When I lived in Boston we had a record snowfall back in 1992. 100 inches of snow for the year and we ran out of places to put it all. Some parking lots had huge piles of snow that started out glistening white and after a little time it was as black as cole from all the pollution in the air, I guess.

      An excellent haiku. You are so gifted when it comes to writing poems and difficult works. You and Shyron just seem to be able to think of the best words to express your thoughts.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Well, that's a lovely compliment. I just loved the idea of this haiku. I've been reading your work for a while now and I think this is the best so far.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      annart - Now I'm doomed. What if others read this and might not like it, but, taking your word for it, decide that "if that's his best, why read the rest?" I hope they will explore beyond this one, and as you did, reach their own opinion of what they think is my "best so far."

      Smiling.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      What I should have said was that I think this is your best haiku; all poetry is subjective of course - it's just that the message in this one is so strong.

      I'll state here for everyone to see that all your work is worth reading as you have such a wide range and you speak from the heart.

      There - no longer doomed, I hope! :))

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      annart - I was smiling with my last response. Now I'm chuckling. Heartfelt thanks.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      If we have a HubPages member in Egypt, I hope he or she will try to have this run in one of the papers or magazines there. Contact me and I will give the appropriate permissions. The same goes for any members in other Arab Spring countries.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      A message, that is more relevant today than anytime before, conveyed so brilliantly, so powerfully.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      rajan jolly - Many thanks for reading the meaning of this Hub and commenting.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      This was wonderful. I love watching the snowflakes go twirling about when it snows and I enjoy them getting thicker until it looks like a snow curtain is coming down. Only problem is that this year it is unusually warm and it looks like we won't have a white Christmas.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Gypsy Rose Lee - In your dreams, provided you are dreaming of a White Christmas. Merry Christmas.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      What a beautiful message. I love how God created us so unique. Each storm creates a new page for our journey.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      teaches12345 - God's storms are an act of nature. Man's storms are acts of human nature (what American haiku are all about.) Sadly, some of man's storms show the rage side of human nature. For the Middle East this should have been, perhaps, about a sandstorm and individual grains of sand. Thank you for regularly stopping by to read and chat.

      Merry Christmas.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Time for a cool change...

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      aviannovice - It's been cool here alright, single digits at night, but in the 20's today. Doing pre-tax accounting today and then I'll be set for some trading, perhaps?

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Note: 26 new record daily high temperatures for Utah in 2014, the third warmest year on record, up over the previous year by a full 3 degrees, even with a surprisingly cold December. Plus, every season (spring, summer, fall, and winter) were all higher highs for each season. Global warming proof?

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Au fait - I think the folks living in the Boston area this winter would be happy to have settled for a record year of just 100 inches. The snow didn't have a chance to get dirty from pollution this year, as it kept getting covered up by more and more snow....and more!

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