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I'm afraid to comment on our extra warm winter Afraid I might break the spell This here's only between me and youse guys From the roof tops I wanna yell Hallelujah, gadzooks, feels like the tropics Went out without a coat yesterday Is this guy nuts? Has he gone totally bonkers? Sure feels like a spring day in May Dream on little fellow, you're delusional methinks You're in for a brush with reality Oh well I've heard those psychiatric institutions Are nice with a air of tranquility But sadly it eventually will come to an end And I'll be all hunkered down inside Turning the thermostat to “sizzling” again A heat rash will redden my hide Wrote this a year ago as we were experiencing one of the mildest winter on record! This year... ugh!... back to normal! Been dumped on a few times! © Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 1/4/2013 11:22:00 AM
    Last years winter was perfect in St. Louis... unfortunately the summer was a heat filled, drought ridden, disaster... I'll take the winters if they'll give us a reasonable summer. Was nice tho wasn't it.... Heading home on the 9th. Papa had a high blood pressure scare... but every thing looks good to go, any way... I'll be on speed dial for him... and ready if he needs me... But honestly don't think he'll need me for a while... I was in Phoenix for 2&1/2 months. Time to go home... Poor Hubby

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/4/2013 4:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    How has hubby survived all this time? LOL Happy to hear Dad has made it through... yee haw! Love and hugs, your friend Jake xox
  1. Date: 1/4/2013 10:51:00 AM
    This brings back the memories of the wonderful winter we had last year, as you have stated that's what this write was about! I really loved reading this incredible and delightful poem this afternoon...this is such a grandiose write due to the awesome subject matter...a mild winter! It's still possible that we could get a mild rest of the winter, cross your fingers! What a powerful piece, I just love this poem my friend! Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/4/2013 4:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You always write such great reviews, my good friend! Thank you. So far this year we're back the frigid, snowy, winter I've known and come to love... NOT!!! LOL
  1. Date: 1/4/2013 7:58:00 AM
    well our winter is rather wet but not too cold, hmmm your looking forward to spring, maybe you will get a British spring, which means an extended winter lol. We dont have seasons any more just a distant memory of what they were.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/4/2013 8:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh we have seasons alright! Extreme cold in winter, extreme heat in summer... thank goodness for spring and fall! I'll pass on your British spring, thank you for the offer! LOL Big hugs, Jack
  1. Date: 1/4/2013 6:33:00 AM
    Uhh I don't know, Jack. This poem can apply to where I am at. Though not without a jacket, we haven't had any snow staying on the ground yet. It's kind of like a mild winter. I love it. It can go like this and zoom to Spring I would not be the one to complain. It's awesome! Enjoyed :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/4/2013 6:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Like I said, I wrote this last year! This year, it seems it's back to a normal frigid Canadian winter! Can't wait for spring... hugs, Jack xox