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Limerick For A Snowy Day

Updated on February 27, 2017
Sittin' in a corner.
Sittin' in a corner. | Source

There Once Was A Lonely Snow Shovel

There once was a lonely snow shovel.

Prepared to shovel snow and shovel.

The storm and snow did arrive.

The shovel and man did strive.

For a path more fine than his hovel.


Who said you could work your butt off? And why would anyone try to?

I see those photos of folks "back east" with snow up to their earlobes. Thank God that is not this old man's dilemma! Any snow, much less snow with ice underneath, is more than I want to have to deal with.

On the other hand, I like it out here in the Rocky Mountains where I have all four seasons. So I'm not a candidate for Florida's "Sunshine State" of hurricanes.

No, sir! Give me mountains and the snow that comes with them. But I want the snow up there on the mountains, not down here in the valley with me.

That works out fine, and some winters like this one Robert Redford gets his snow up there on Mt. Timpanogos for him and skiers at his Sundance Resort, while down here at the base of our shared mountain (me on the west side, and he on the east side) I get the snow I want (as little as possible.)

If the good Lord listens to prayers, and has the influence I know He does with our Heavenly Father, He will give Old Bobby all the snow he wants, and give me only the snow I need.

One winter, in fact, Old Bobby had a full season skiing for his resort, and the snow I got could be swept away with a corn broom. No shoveling here was required.

I didn't mind the shovel being lonely in the corner.

I had the shovel ready, and I was willing, but the Lord who knows all things took pity on me more than He did on the lonely shovel. I could use the broom instead.

Now there are times when Old Me needs to get up off my duff and do a little exercising before I forget how to. On those occasions I recognize the good that can come from the snow that falls to my side of the mountain, and on my wintering garden.

It's times like those that my shovel and I get reacquainted and work together.

But please Lord, when it gets to be the 28th of February, allow us to shovel as little as possible, and save your sense of humor for April Fools Day.

No path ahead.
No path ahead. | Source
Just the minimum required will do.
Just the minimum required will do. | Source

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    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      23 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      And our last snow? June 13th and it devastated production from our fruit trees! Some did produce, but far less fruit than their normals.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

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

      The snowfall might help keep things cooler, but the monsoon will provide all the moisture you will need. In Burma the monsoon brings over 100 inches of rain. As the rainfall reaches the middle 90's, it is as if God is turning off the water. The rest of the year you can schedule tee time at the local golf course and know the weather will be sunny and bright. Have a nice night.

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      Venkatachari M 

      2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Demas, we have here already 90 F and it may soon reach to 96 on April Fool's Day. So, we must vote for some more snowfall in the hilly regions here in India.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

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

      AliciaC - I enjoyed putting in the April Fools line, but even snow in April is not unheard of here! I vote for stopping the snow, now that we have enough moisture stored up for this year, but we don't want 92 F. in March or April either. The snow melt would be too significant, if that happened!

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      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I share some of your feelings about snow, Perspycacious. We've had an unusually large amount this winter. There's more snow in the forecast, too. It can be very pretty, but I've had enough for this year.

    • Venkatachari M profile image

      Venkatachari M 

      2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Thanks for the advice, Demas. I didn't know about the quick in and quick out the tip. Thanks for it.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

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

      Dear V., What you lack in snow, you make up for in humidity, thus the never ending battle with ice buildup in your fridge. The less frequently the door to the fridge is opened, the slower the buildup. Quick in, quick out will help. Perhaps an electrician here on HP will comment about the relative effectiveness of your On/Off attempts. Glad you enjoyed this Hub.

    • Venkatachari M profile image

      Venkatachari M 

      2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very much entertaining. I never experienced that kind of snow that needs to be shoveled. We are in balance of all the three seasons.

      But, I need a shovel to dig the ice from my fridge. It is a great task for me. It always gets jammed, even if I turn off the power every 2 hours during the daytime. Because I can't keep awake to turn off it during night time. I am unable to manage it. It is happening since many years.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

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

      Received about 2" but not done until 4 AM. Just a good excuse for a limerick!

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      First two jobs. Mow in the summer and shovel in the winter. High elevation Western snow is just Different than where the sun won't shine for 100 days.

      We just got snow -30 miles away and up 4.000 ft. Oh well.

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