Sunday, March 31, 2019

April Fool's Day Hoax

April Fool's Day Hoax

Snow has returned
in an early April Fool's Day hoax.
"Don't we deserve a reprieve?"
We ask the TV weatherman. 
We plead. We coax.

But the grass and trees 
that were turning green
have become instead
a cold, soft, white scene.

Spring is shy 
against winter's hold.
This frozen air 
is getting old! 

I know the snow 
will melt before long,
but until then, 
all this white is wrong!

Let's hope this is 
winter's last wheezing gasp.
Pray the sun breaks through 
winter's clinging grasp.

I suppose 
I will love spring 
all the more.
When it returns 
outside my door.

Like others, 
I have a habit of wanting 
what I have not,
instead of being grateful 
for what I have got.


  1. I was just about to congratulate you on your lovely new home when this apropos poem popped up. It’s very cold here too and we had flurries yesterday. Hope it warms up by you soon, so you can enjoy your new home.


  2. as much as I dislike snow right now i love the pics and your poem!! Hope you warm up soon.

  3. Love this but I'm so sorry winter has returned. I sure hope all the snow doesn't stick around long and it warms up for you.

  4. Your poem speaks for me, too! We missed the snow in southern Indiana but will be in the 20's tonight. Waah! And everything finally bloomed in the past few days. I hope you have a good week, and warmer temps!

  5. SNOW! Oh no. It's pretty but I know you are anxious for spring. I hope the week ahead is filled with many blessings.

  6. that is a surprise. Hope it melts quickly and flowers awaken. We've had a blustery end to March - I'd say it left like a lion, still roaring. Very good poem.

  7. Well said! We have bitter cold temperatures tonight. Crazy weather!

  8. So tired of winter. One year at my school spring had sprung early and then as we were supposed to do a balloon release, it began to snow...on April Fool's Day, and the balloons would not lift off. I figured God had a great sense of humor.

  9. No snow here, but cold wind and clouds. This was such a wonderful poem; so expressive! I know you're anxious to work in your new yard!

  10. HA HA HA ---love this one.... It is SO TENNESSEE.... It was 20 degrees here this morning---and Good Ole Mother Nature did some damage to our pretty Tulips.... Sob Sob..... BUT ---tis life and we can't do much about it, can we????


  11. This weather is so crazy. I'm not sure where you are--guessing Northeast or Midwest?--but I'm guessing you're way farther south than me and experiencing some late-season snow. Meanwhile, here in Alaska temperatures neared 50 degrees today and all of our cover is melting. At night I can hear my house raining as more and more sloughs off the roof. So bizarre.

    1. I am in Northeast Ohio. Weather has been crazy all over, it seems. Thank you for visiting and commenting here.

  12. oh my goodness......not a good joke from mother nature at all. One year when our children were very snowed in dry Texas.....on Good Friday! What a shock for everyone around. My children had not seen snow so thick and white......they played in it until they were almost frozen! LOL

  13. Congratulations on the new home, and maybe the snow is gone by now? Nothing here but cold, cold, cold. I'm ready for spring, but not ready for storms. Have a good weekend!

  14. When I first saw the date, I thought that perhaps you had played an April Fool's joke on us, Connie, but it seems Mother Nature played one on your area. Hope it's a fast melting snow.

  15. This makes me feel good because I fully feel the words. End the hoax, I coax. (Love that rhyming pare: hoax and coax).
    May you soon see the sun, Connie.

  16. I feel for yall dealing with the snow! Your words describe the feelings so well!

  17. I got to enjoy a bit of snow and freezing temperatures on the 31st and 1st... But only because I was in New Mexico! Nice poem.

  18. Mother Nature really likes to fool us. We have been having temps up to 97 this past week....last night a cold front moved in with much needed it is 46 and tonight it will be down to 35. Hope this finds you staying warm!

  19. I love the last sentences, so true☺

    1. Thank you! And thank you for visiting and commenting here.

  20. Thank you all for your comments. The weather outlook is much brighter here now. Spring has arrived in full force, and I am loving it.

  21. Oh dear i am sorry you have to wait for spring so long but as you said so that spring will last for long too :)

    heartfelt congratulations for your new beautiful house dear Connie :)

    hope spring is around and listening your complain and decides not to be shy anymore

    oh just looked at your comment above

    so glad to hear that finally spring has sprung into your area gloriously !

    enjoy and stay blessed my friend!


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