By Joann M. Ringelstetter
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Looks like it’s been about two years since I last wrote a rhyming post. Since April is National Poetry Month, here’s my April poem.
Old Man Winter
Today is the 18th of April,
Which means it’s been 29 days
Since the first day of spring was declared,
But, sadly, we’ve had some delays.
It snowed on the 15th of April,
It’s snowing today as I write,
The earth is supposed to be greening up,
But instead it’s totally white!
The birds are returning for summer,
They come at the same time each year,
They’re cold, they’re confused, and they’re starving,
I pray that they’ll all persevere.
The squirrels and the rabbits are hardy,
But they must be wondering, too,
If this winter will ever come to an end,
So that springtime can finally break through.
It appears that the Groundhog’s prediction
Was sadly and horribly wrong!
He said six more weeks of winter
But it’s gone on for twice that long!
Mother Earth, Father Time, can you help us?
We are weary of the winter without end!
Could you please send the Old Man packing,
So that Spring can become our new friend!
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