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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Poetry by Efren Paredes, Jr.

Poetry by Efren Paredes, Jr.

The following poem was written by Efren Paredes, Jr. "Snowflakes" was selected by the International Library of Poetry in 2006 for publication in the book "Immortal Verses". According to the International Library of Poetry, Efren's poem was selected on the basis of his "unique talent and artistic vision."

In April 2006 Efren was also nominated as poet of the year by the International Society of Poets and was formally inducted in July 2006 as an International Poet of Merit and Honored Member of the International Society of Poets for 2006-2007. Due to his incarceration Efren will be unable to attend the 20th Anniversary International Society of Poets Convention and Symposium.

Additional writings constructed by Efren will be posted in the future. You are encouraged to return to our blog so we can share more of Efren's writings with you.

by Efren Paredes, Jr.

Crystallized water drops
that fall from the sky
Their layers form pillows
which dazzle our eyes.

They summon the children
to go out and play
To enjoy making snowmen
on a cold Winter day.

Captivate the cherubs
with their opulent glow
They sparkle like diamonds
display a marvelous show.

Sunlight glistens radiantly
generating jubilant awe
Bouncing and dashing
between snowflakes that fall.

Their elegant travel
so methodical and slow
Fashion delicate blankets
on the earth down below.

Each snowflake unique
like expressions of love
Their presence is vibrant
the semblance of doves.

Symbols of purity
cleanse the crisp, frigid air
Next time you see them
treat them gently, with care.

Copyright © 2005 by Efren Paredes, Jr.