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When Ice Melts

Updated on January 27, 2011

Many People Never Notice

With winter comes ice

Ice can be wonderful but other people think it is far from nice

It can cover the sidewalks and be very tricky to maneuver

You have to be extra careful or you will be looking up from a place where you use to be looking down

You might feel a little foolish sliding almost like a clown

It is o.k. as long as no one gets hurt

We can laugh at children when they play

Silly as it may be

Having so much fun on a little water that is now ice

I use to love to pick up a piece of ice and hear it crack

Sometimes walking on thin pieces of ice and making lots of noise

It was like having my own musical instrument and they were playing my song

When the water freezes on the roof tops and the ice forms icicles that hang down

I use to love trying to knock them to the ground

Oh how large they can get

I would look to find the biggest one yet

Then to pick up a small piece and hold it in my hand

Watch it melt

No matter how long it took

Something priceless

Watching the ice turn back to its original form


I remember breaking off a piece and putting it in my mouth

Thinking it was just clean water

Little did I know

What looked clean doesn't mean it is clean

Like a handful of snow we use to eat

Then when it rains and the snow freezes and then the snow has a crunch

What fun it was running as fast as you can

The little noise maker that I am

Then there is black ice

When driving you have to be extra careful

You may just be going a little too fast and then you feel the car slide

You couldn't see it

But it was there

Like a sheet of glass crystal clear

You learned to slow down and you gave a new meaning to the word slow

You were scared enough and you noticed how quickly you lost control

Be careful everyone and watch out for the water I love to call ice

It can be wonderful to skate on in ponds or lakes

But please before you walk on it make sure it is real thick

I rather go to an ice skating rink and then I don't have to worry

So whereever you see the ice

If it is on your windshield and you have to scape it for a while

It can be a real pain

If it hangs on the electrical wires and trees it can cause lots of damage

It becomes so heavy and can cause so many things to come crashing down

I wlll always love ice even if it is just in my drink

I love to roll it around my mouth

Waiting for it to disappear

Other times chewing it because I couldn't wait

If we had no ice there would be no ice cream or ice cubes and ice packs to keep things cold in the summer

A world without ice would make things a little watery I guess



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      DREAM ON 7 years ago

      Lawrencebeach2010 It is definitely a love hate relationship.One that will always exsist.I love when we think of all the good things we have done.Hopefully then we can forget the bad things that come also.At least for awhile.Dim Flaxenwick I think I am turning 99 this year. Just don't tell anyone.It can be our little secret.Your only as old as you feel.I wonder who said that?I am guessing someone real young.Because when you get old you stop feeling because your hands go numb.There is a reason for everything.Thats so you can never feel old.Thanks for sharing and caring.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 7 years ago from Great Britain

      You will NEVER grow old........

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      Gizmo Prodigy Publishing 7 years ago from Shreveport, LA

      I hate snow but then again I love snow this entry made me realize the beauty of it, thanks

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      DREAM ON 7 years ago

      Emily40 I will have to find a way to ship you some.We have so so much.I think you would like it.A little bit is fine after a while more than that gets to be a pain.Thank you so much.

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      Emily40 7 years ago

      Awwwww very cute i love it. well too bad i never saw snow in real life. Hope one day maybe lol

      Peace and love:)

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      DREAM ON 7 years ago

      Schoolmarm Florida has all the sun and we have to have something.I think you got the better deal.But you can always come down and visit it usually lasts all winter.Minnetonka Twin I always thought wouldn't it be cool if you could make your own icicles.Your very own icicle maker.Maybe some day.Love all the comments thank you so much.

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      Linda Rogers 7 years ago from Minnesota

      One of my favorite things to do is hitting down a Really Big Icicle. I just never outgrew this simple delight.

      Fun hub and I relate to the black ice too, scary:(

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      schoolmarm 7 years ago from Florida

      Very enjoyable! I was not able to experience much of this, growing up in Florida. I always enjoy hearing the details that can't be revealed in a picture. Thanks!