Winter's Final Picnic
Winter set a picnic table
with a sparkling cloth of snow.
But one scruffy squirrel
was the only guest to show.
Squirrel brought his own lunch
packed away in his cheek.
He had a big, black walnut,
dug up by the creek.
Squirrel gnawed on that nut.
He left shreds of shells all around.
He finished his messy meal.
Then he jumped down to the ground.
Spring came along
and melted Winter's snow.
She tapped Winter on the shoulder
and motioned for him to go.
Winter grumbled a bit.
He coughed out a chilly breeze.
"Don't push me. I'm going," he bellowed.
"But I'll be back later, and I'll bring a hard freeze!"
Spring smiled and waved goodbye.
She said, "Yes, yes, I'm sure you will."
Then she taught the birds to sing again
and kissed a daffodil.
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Wishing a happy spring to all of my readers!
Happy Spring with that cheery poem. Off you go winter. I think it left Texas this weekend for sure. Now we have to dodge spring hail - yikes! Look out daffodils and tulips.ReplyDelete
THE visuals - especially winter coughing out a chilly breeze and so many other great phrases. Really love this! Good to see a creation by you.ReplyDelete
Oh, this is charming! We have signs of spring and it was warm enough today that I sat in the sun without a jacket. But we may get snow tomorrow night and Wednesday. Well, they were wrong last time, so maybe not.ReplyDelete
Yes Spring is coming! no matter how much Winter seems to fight it lol great poemReplyDelete
This poem is adorable, Connie! Happy Spring to you!ReplyDelete
Love it. Brought a smile today for me. I know we're all hoping spring will send winter packing. Hope you have a nice week.ReplyDelete
Connie, this is a wonderfully descriptive poem!! I love the way you paint pictures with words! It's always fun to read your poems.ReplyDelete
AWWWW! I LOVE this poem. Have you ever considered writing a poetry book for children? If you haven't, maybe you should. :)ReplyDelete
Have a super weekend! (SHOO, Winter!)
I love this happy poem! So sweet!ReplyDelete
All your poems are lovely but this one will be one of my favs. Loved it how you painted such a picture. Hugs, ljReplyDelete
ahhh....what a delight to read your lovely poem dear Connie!ReplyDelete
what fills my heart with joy is your way of effortlessly writing as i always seems your poems so smooth and cherish .
Happy spring to you my friend!
This is so sweet and cheerful. I love that squirrel brought his own lunch. Thanks for lifting my spirits, once again.ReplyDelete
Be well, Connie.
Seriously, you should compile these poems into a book. They are so delightful.ReplyDelete
What a lovely little poem.ReplyDelete
Awww Connie. This is sweet. Love it.ReplyDelete
Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments. My readers always brighten my day.ReplyDelete