Shoveling the Drive on a Snowy Morning by
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Prompted By Snowy Days

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Whose house this is, too well I know.

Memories of when I lived on Sumac Ridge (with apologies to Robert Frost).

I didn’t really notice though,

When bought in summer’s time of year,

The driveway would fill up with snow.


The neighbors all must think it queer

As I go out in wintry gear,

In bathrobe, boots, and hat to make

An early morning pathway clear.


I see now it was a mistake

(Despite the great view of the lake);

The morning paper’s buried deep,

Far down the hill.  I’m not awake.


The driveway’s long, the driveway’s steep.

I slip, I fall, I utter, “***bleep***,

As upwards to the house I creep,

And upwards to the house I creep.

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Characterizations: funny, well written


  1. Betsy Pfau says:

    Clever poetic take on Robert Frost, exactly describing the pros and cons of your lengthy driveway in nice weather and after a snow storm. Your photos give a clear view of what you have to contend with. Well done!

  2. Laurie Levy says:

    Perfect! This is such a clever knock off of the Frost poem.

  3. Suzy says:

    Wonderful adaptation of the Frost poem, no apologies necessary! You even got the AABA BBCB rhyme scheme down perfectly. If you have any HS English teachers who are still alive, you should send this to them, they would be so proud of you!

  4. Dave Ventre says:

    Very good, very funny, great view indeed!

  5. I think Frost would approve, Khati!

  6. Marian says:

    Wonderful, Khati, very clever and left me with a big smile.

  7. Love your poem. I’m familiar with Frost’s poem but had never noticed the rhyming scheme until Suzy pointed it our above.

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