you are the snowflake

among all snowflakes

there is none like you

you are truly unique

singularly special

all should marvel

at the wonder of you

bow at the monuments

you have erected

to your individuality

all other snowflakes

should censor every word

carefully tread with

each and every step

all for fear of offending

your unequaled sensibilities

their speech isn’t free

it must be regulated,

restrained, reprimanded,

restricted, met with reprisal

for you are the snowflake

and you must be protected

from those who would dare

to live as though you are

not their chief concern

for all they do may

be a means with which

to bring shame to you

for you are the snowflake

and you mustn’t be disturbed

even from afar

as the issue being discussed

must certainly be about you

for you are the snowflake

and we must all be mindful

of the circular logic

in which we mean harm

to someone we don’t know

and someone we never mentioned

for you are the snowflake

all other snowflakes be damned


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About John White

I've written off and on my entire life. It took years for me to finally take putting words together seriously. Now it's not, nor does it ever feel, like work. Writing daily has become habitual. No day is complete without words having appeared on the page.

Posted on September 21, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 49 Comments.

  1. beautiful… ironical πŸ™‚

  2. A fine indictment of the ‘Look at me, aren’t I special’ brigade… Thanks John

  3. Oh to be that snowflake! Thanks for stopping by today!

  4. Superb!

  5. A lovely affirmation thing to read to yourself every morning. Great

  6. Well crafted. πŸ™‚

  7. This is very nice!Congratulations! πŸ™‚

  8. Because I know you I know that all of that was complete sarcasm. Very well done, an excellent commentary on the self-centeredness of our present generation.

  9. This is beautiful.

  10. Beautiful I know a snow flake just like that one!! πŸ™‚

  11. There are many snowflakes going to and fro, it’s a sign of the times possibly!
    I like the strength and power laid bare in this poem. I feel the expression and the feeling you had writing this was made real in your poem.

  12. I enjoy reading your posts, John. This one in particular made me smile. So many special snowflakes…

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