General Poetry posted January 11, 2018

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The joy of Spring a delight to old and young

Time to Rejoice

by A. Louise Robertson

Spring Contest Winner 
"Mommy, Mommy." I heard her cry.
So I ran outside, to find out why.
"What is it?" She was asking me.
I had no idea what "it" could be.

The child knelt there on the ground
Resembling our old basset hound;
Her nose was pressed close to the earth,
Her eyes observing nature's birth.

For, I realized she had been amazed
At the tiny buds that met her gaze.
A few small leaves had just poked through
Moist and green in the morning dew.

So I knelt next to my little one,
Explaining that Winter, at last, was done.
"Soon," I said. "You'll see such sights,
We could only imagine on freezing nights.

Then I held her close and whispered, "Dear,
Rejoice, my love . . . for Spring is near."

Writing Prompt
Write a poem about how spring affects you. It can be humorous, inspirational, romantic - whatever you feel as springtime returns.

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