White flakes drifting silently
Outside the window
She looks out to see
The winter wonderland
The earth has become
Children's laughter
As they slide down
The hill
The same one
They slid down when
She was young
Not so long ago
Memories flood back
Of her brother and her
The snowball fights, the forts,
The wild rides, the laughter
Why can't life always be that way
Frozen memories that her
Heart is only too happy
To thaw.