Laughter and delight,

Screams and joy,

So frigid yet so pleasant–

All bundled nice and tight,

Trying not to let the cold bite,

Reflection so bright,

Blinding at first glance,

Rosy red noses,

Outside in the dim light

Mom yells “Goodnight!”

Silent and white,

Calming and quiet,

Like a soft blanket so nice:

It hugs away the fright,

Making everything feel right.

Laying under the starlight,

Warmth radiating through the room,

Wondering what tomorrow brings,

Sleeping through the twilight,

No worries on this late winter night.