Final Spring

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Noisy crows and starlings converge

On the bird feeder devouring my offering

"Away" I do not say

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Weeding and raking the garden

Throwing every seed hither and yon

No more straight rows for me

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Window boxes full of ants

Planting the pansies with them

"Enjoy your new home" I silently say

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On the lounge I recline

Without sunscreen soaking up the beams

Freeing my childhood freckles at last

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Eating ice cream at night

Potato chips and sweet tea by day

Calories I do not count

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Asleep I drift to dream

Of beckoning stars and wispy clouds

Until the mornings dawn no more









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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

The ending stops me in my tracks to think, is it the butterfly talking? Great poem, thumbs up.


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Lilleyth 4 years ago from Mid-Atlantic Author

Thank you for the thumbs up Ruby, and yes, the butterfly is a metaphor.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Wow.. that is some powerful poetry. I hope it won't be our final spring, but who knows.

I just read your profile. We have so much in common it is scary. Great poetry! I will be reading more in the upcoming week.


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Lilleyth 4 years ago from Mid-Atlantic Author

Thank you for commenting Tammy. Unfortunately, I cannot shake the feeling that it is our final spring and that sense of dread. And, yes, we do seem to have a lot in common, except all those Hub Page views, lol.


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AnnaCia 4 years ago

Lilleyth, nice , simple and wonderful poem. vote up


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Lilleyth 4 years ago from Mid-Atlantic Author

I have rewritten this poem in haiku format.

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