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Jealous Winter

~ can you tell I'm ready for SPRING???! hehe ~

Jealous Winter
     by Amy Swanson

       you come and go

                like a child playing peek-a-boo

from behind Spring's shy curtain


         you are such a jealous child!

                   So grudging of the warmth and life of

your Spring sibling

you race to steal the show
      each time your sister dares
             to show her pretty face
                  and share her smiling warmth 
                       gracing us with her gentle presence -- 

your ego too large

to take a back seat.

Enough, Winter!

         You have had your day
                   Your turn is no more...

                             The curtain has closed on you


you insist on coming back

for unwanted encores.

Oh Spring...

         please come to shower us

                  with warmth and life and love...

and send your jealous sister

                                             back to Mother!

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  1. Date: 3/20/2009 6:22:00 AM
    Amy this is awesome! It reminds me of me and my oldest sister. We are like day & night. Hot & cold..OIL & VINEGAR!! And you differentiating Spring and Winter makes me feel like you were comparing them to feuding sisters!! Like My sister & I! I looove it!! Luv Lau

  1. Date: 2/28/2009 12:06:00 PM
    Amy - this is so awesome and so true! Teased and taunted by Spring now jealous winter is threatening 6 inches of snow for Monday morning! Love the Personification! Excellent piece! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 2/28/2009 8:30:00 AM
    Cute and clever, and right on target! Yeah...that old winter is jealous, and has been taking many encores these last few weeks. We are in for more of her stealing the show this next week, darn! well done, Amy! ~Carrie

  1. Date: 2/28/2009 7:44:00 AM
    You are a busy woman this morning Amy.. such wonderful poetry.. this is great..spring needs to get here quickly....good work. Chris.

  1. Date: 2/28/2009 7:39:00 AM
    I love your comparing Winter to a jealous sister wanting to steal the "show". It was 14 degrees here yesterday and right now it's almost 50...Winter needs to go to Momma's house and stay there!!! Much love, Steve

  1. Date: 2/28/2009 7:28:00 AM
    Hahah This is so awesome. Jealous evil Winter. I wish she would run back to Mother and stay there! LOL I love LOVE LOVE this! The layout of yours also just make me feel so free!! Bring on Spring..or if not yet, at least let us have some Chocolate. LOL Love your crab friend with a lion tail.