Longer Days And Shorter Sleeves

Longer Days And Shorter Sleeves

So long there has been,

The strongest desire,

To shed the mass,

Of the winter’s weighty attire.

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I prayed for less gray,

For varied colors, more green.

I craved more than was offered,

In a cold winter’s scene.

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In winter it’s the,

Cold, snow, and ice, we rely on.

But we can dream of the yellow,

Adorned by the lowly dandelion.

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The first sign of lasting warmth,

Comes with hardly a thrill,

But for me, I cherish,

The common daffodil.

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Perhaps we busy ourselves,

And lose our focus,

As other flowers spring up,

Like the tulip and the crocus.

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The first bobbin’ Robin,

Is a beautiful thing,

Searching for breakfast,

Then taking wing.

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As a harsh winter dies,

No-one grieves,

And most will rejoice,

For longer days and shorter sleeves.

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~Micky Dee~

...03-11-13...

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The Coldest Winter I Ever Knew

It was the coldest winter,

I ever knew.

Gales of frigid air,

Were all that winter blew.

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And so I flew,

Into life’s harsh headwind.

I flew into the mountains,

To a colder winter’s den.

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The coldness tempered my being,

Through my skin and every bone.

The glow, the warmth, the light,

Seldom flickered, seldom shone.

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Frozen were hearts,

In that harshest winter,

Stinging like a barbed, rusty,

And frozen splinter.

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Frozen hearts beat slowly,

Or not at all.

In the harshest winter,

That I can recall.

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~Micky Dee~

4-11-13

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erorantes 3 years ago from Miami Florida

I like the photos and the poems. They are originals. " beautiful"


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Hummingbird5356 3 years ago

A perfect description. We have had a long winter this year, too. It now seems to be coming to an end.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Longer days and shorter sleeves! What a beautiful word picture you paint, Micky, with those few words.


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jandee 3 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

Micky you need a drop of Captain Morgan's in your coffee,

enjoy,

from jandee


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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Really nice. Up and shared. I'm not a fan of rhyming poetry, but I think these worked really well. Nice job!


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

Awesome and beautiful, just like your heart, Micky.

Winter is still with us here in the far North of England. This didn´t stop me from loving your poems. Both are a very welcome read for me today.

I´ve just got back from 2 weeks on my lovely island visiting my son and old friends.

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