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A poem for every day in February

Updated on September 11, 2014

And so we reach February

There is light at the end of the tunnel. Only two months and a few days before my challenge, to write a poem every day for a year, will be completed. I hope you have found something to your taste. Not all my poems are very good, but it is the bad ones that have made the less bad ones possible. There is nothing like writing to improve your writing. I hope you too will be encouraged to try your hand at writing a few poems.


All photos on this hub are mine.

A mossy bough

February 1st, 2011

A mossy bough

Adorns this page,

Showing winter can be bright

And not just a cage

For dead things.

The evergreens

Beguile the gloomy day,

With promise of better things

To come our way.

February is just

A little month

'Twill soon pass

and push us on into March

And warmer sun.

But we must not

Wish our time away

For there is much to do

Before 'tis time to make hay.

Wedding breakfast

Some wintery poems

The wedding

February 2nd, 2011

We've had a happy day

Of vows and silk and flowers.

The bride and groom both flourished

Thoughout the happy hours.

Many photos were taken

And greetings exchanged.

Confetti flew

As had been arranged.

Twenty sat down

To a meal at the Five Bells,

The feasting was great,

Soup, meat and trifles.

There were smiles aplenty

At the groom's short speech.

His mother did well,

Her speech was a peach.

It was a lovely day

Simple and good

With happy times

And good food.

All went away happy

To their homes.

No doubt it will give me inspiration

For several poems.

The day after

February 3rd, 2011

You plan to have a perfect day

And all too soon

It is over.

The guests have gone

The bride and groom too.

You are back in your normal routine.

The fancy clothes

Are hung up.

It's time to come down to earth.

The bowls' match

February 4th, 2011

We travelled by car

To a village afar.

We met to play bowls

In a hall.

The competition was hard,

We were on our guard

And played the best that we could.

I played with a friend.

We fought for each end

And triumphed

In both of our games.

When the games were all played

Our efforts were repaid

By a draw

With the other team.

It had all been good fun

Followed by another good run

Through the countryside

To get home.

Saturday night

February 5th, 2011

Saturday night

And the wind blows rough.

Going out

Is only for the tough.

Saturday night outings

In my life have been few.

I find more enjoyment

In nature's hue.

I like to stay in

By my cosy fire

Reading a book

Or playing a lyre.

You may like lights

And noise galore.

I prefer solitude

Instead of social war.

Squid angeling again

February 6th, 2011

I've grown wings again

A Squid angel, no less

I'm working in libraries and old books..

Guess what? I'm here to bless.

There is nothing like a good book

To lose yourself within.

Go to the library now

Choose a book, fat or thin.

But be sure to do it soon,

For libraries are under threat

In England's green and pleasant land

Be quick and don't forget.

Me a giant squid!!

In surprise I declared

But I'm getting used to it

So come see how you fared.

The end of the day

February 7th, 2011

The drinking chocolate

Slips down my throat smoothly.

It's the end of the day.

It slips down soothingly.

I've met so many folk today

Chattered and listened,

Heard their problems

As the raindrops glistened.

They glistened on the window

Of my car

As I ferried those folks

But not very far.

Now I'm on my own

Peaceful as can be

Lapping up the chocolate

Calm, serene, me.

Losing at bowls

February 8th, 2011

Sometimes you have to be

The losing team.

It makes you feel good to win,

It makes you beam.

But sometimes you fight courageously

And still you lose.

It isn't the position

You would really choose.

But in order that there should be a game

Someone has to lose

Today it was us in our bowling shoes.

My team fought bravely

And soldiered on.

Even when all hope

Of winning was gone.

It shows a certain amount of grit

To carry on though you are in a pit.

Never mind tomorrow is another day,

There's another game then to play.

Life is like bowls

February 9th, 2011

And so it is in life

We must grit our teeth

And plod onward

Though it's a load we are beneath.

The journey may be hard and long

But cheer yourself with a song.

Persistence wins the day

All your hard work will pay.

Sunny days are up ahead

So keep a steady tread.

Egypt

February 10th, 2011

In Egypt history is taking place

The population demanding change.

Determined protesting can be seen

The most that there has ever been.

People want justice.

Will it come?

The people all long

For the end of wrong..

The weather forcast

February 11th, 2011

It's going to rain

They tell me

On the TV screen.

That may be so

Or maybe not.

Now tell me

What does this mean?

It seems to me

It is a branch of fortune telling,

This information

To me they're selling

And so often they are wrong.

I rarely listen to their views.

I like my weather to surprise me,

It's sunny day

And morning dews.

So they may try to tell me

Twenty or so times in a day

What I can expect tomorrow,

But I will not listen.

I'll take it come what may.

In fact I have no choice

As come it will

Whatever they will voice.

Community

February 12th, 2011

We want to build a sense of community

In our village church

Not to be just a place

For the religious to perch.

We want people to come

With us to share

Their hopes and dreams

And all their care.

So that we can learn together

What is right and true

Gently explore together

Things we never knew.

An assessed service

February 13th, 2011

Today I took a service

And was assessed

By three lovely people

Who didn't make me feel oppressed.

They suggested where I could improve

In eye-contact and speed

But they didn't make me feel small,

They knew there was no need.

I went on my way rejoicing

To have passed, some praise gaining

Now I have written work to do

To complete my preacher's training

Another way of being

February 14th, 2011

No valentine card upon the shelf

No chocolates on the table,

But I am happy with my lot

And will be while I'm able.

For friends I have aplenty

And family that love.

They simply are not demonstrative

But we are like hand in glove.

We do not wish to fill the pockets

Of card seller and chocolatier

But spend good time together.

Now you may find us queer.

Our waste bins are less full,

Our stomachs less fat

And we know where to find true love

And have "Welcome" on our mat.

A dieting nightmare

February 15th, 2011

Eggs and bacon,

Is that how I like to waken?

No, I prefer them at night.

Ice cream and jelly

Fill up my belly.

Make it round and tight.

But I am slimming,

I should go swimming

Exercising with all my might.

Will I manage

To gain an advantage

Over everyone in sight?

Or will it end in disaster

When I start eating faster?

Will it all end in tears at night?

Unlike any other

February 16th, 2011

Do you realise

How special you are?

There's no one quite like you

Your finger prints

Tell the story

Of just how special you are.

There is no one else in the world

Quite like you.

God made you thus,

He likes variety.

If I don't know you

I'm missing out

On something that is special.

Value yourself

As God does,

His unique and wonderful child.

Woman at the well (continued in next module)

February 17th, 2011

A woman walked out

In the heat of the day

In Palestine long ago.

All alone to that well she went

Despised by others as low.

But she had a shock

As she nearer drew

For a foreign man sat there,

An enemy she could see by his clothes

In fact he was a Jew.

What did he there

Was the thought in her mind,

Then he asked for a drink.

She challenged him

That Jews would never drink

From a Samaritan dish

Whatever kind.

He said he could give her water

Such as she would never thirst again.

She said he did not have a bucket,

But he spoke

Of ease for her pain.

Woman at the well (continued)

February 18th, 2011

He told her to fetch her husband

She said she had none.

He said this was true

She had had five

And the man she had now

Was not her husband.

All this he knew.

She changed the subject

And spoke of religion

Of Jerusalem's temple

And their own on Mount Gerizim.

He said worship must be

In spirit and in truth

With no restriction.

She said Messiah would come.

He said "I am he."

She believed and went

To tell the men of the town.

They came back to listen to him

And pleaded with him to teach them more.

He stayed for two days

In that place of outcasts.

It was God come amongst them you see.

Trying to keep awake

February 19th, 2011

Soporicity clings to my eyes

And by its weight

Causes them to close.

How shall I write a poem

With Morpheus in my head

Working his trick of somnolence.

Filling the year

February 20th, 2011

I'm wide awake,

Bright as a button

And for my lunch

I had some mutton

Oh Well T'was chicken forsooth.

Some got stuck

In my tooth.

I guess you wish

I had stayed asleep

If my poetry

Is thus so deep!

The Estuary

February 21st,2011

We drove by car

On a day damp and grey,

Came to the estuary

Decided to stay.

There it lay

Flat brown and grey

With listless gulls

Standing in the bay.

A hardy mother

and her son

Walked along the sand

Where the sea would soon come.

With umbrella

And bouncing dog

They cheerily walked

In that realm of fog.

Judge Judy

February 22nd, 2011

Judge Judy

With great precision

Gives her verdict,

Her decision.

She will not stand

For any shallying

But pushes forward

Any dallying.

If you should meet

This awesome dame

Make sure the reason

Why you came.

Justice she will surely give

And send you forth

Your life to live.

Morning quiet

February 23rd, 2011

I sit in the morning quiet

Before the day has begun,

And contemplate its pathway

Which God before me has spun.

I put my hand in his mighty hand

His child wanting to do his will,

But know not how it will turn out

Whether for good or ill.

I know the final ourcome

Will be for good 'tis sure.

But meantime it may seem of ill

As I pass on through the day's door.

But I can trust my Father

To take me through to good.

He has promised me his salvation

When I stand where he has stood.

Thoughts of spring

February 24th, 2011

A cold but gentle wind

Blows from the February sky.

The sun is shining brightly,

Telling spring is nigh.

It cheers us so to see it,

For winter makes us low.

We long to see the bright flowers

Glowing in a row.

We have seen the bright, white snowdrops

And the crocus as well.

Now we wait for daffodils

Spilling o'er the dell.

Fickle February

February, 25th, 2011

Oh fickle February,

One day you beguile us

With blissful sunshine,

But then you cruelly pierce us

With icy daggers of rain,

So that we chase indoors

To dry our smitten faces.

Oh when will you give way to spring?

Sleep

February 26th, 2011

Oh velvet darkness

Wrap me round

With slumber sweet.

Swaddled by the duvet

I sink deep

Into the arms of sleep.

My mind unravels the coil

Of the day,

Untwists the knotted yarn

Of tortuous thought

Which it has followed

in waking hours.

Now the great smoothing process

Makes its way through the silent night.

We wake refreshed, renewed, untrammeled.

Spring flowers

February 27th, 2011

What a treat

When the sun shines

In February.

Our troubles float away

With the scurrying clouds.

Here and there the daffodils

Are nodding their sleepy heads.

They have been in the ground so long,

Now they find it hard

To shake off their slumbers.

The chirpy crocus

Also shows his bloom

Whether yellow or purple.

We do not deserve

This benison of God,

Yet each year He blesses us

With spring flowers.

Passing month

February 28th, 2011

February dance

In the spring time sunshine light.

Give way to March now.

Which is your favourite poem?

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    • takkhisa profile image

      Takkhis 

      5 years ago

      Lovely poems! :)

    • mivvy profile image

      mivvy 

      7 years ago

      A Dieting Nightmare is my favourite, I lovethe first line

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Have to say, my favourite poem is "The Bowls' Match" something about it appeals to me!Keep up the great poems!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      So sweet+Lovely+Wonderful=This Lens. Fall in love with your poem .. dear, lovely lady Liz :) Give you 5 love stars :)

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      You have done really good with your poem a day commitment. blessed.

    • trezpazz profile image

      trezpazz 

      7 years ago

      A mossy bow.

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      SherriLaponsie 

      7 years ago

      Lovely, Thank you!

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