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The Way It Is

Nice warm days becoming fewer,
Summer will be on her way
To a place where Spring has lingered.
How I wish Summer could stay.
Fall will bring in his big brushes
With his cans of red and gold,
Spreading color with abandon
In his manner grand and bold.

When strong winds bring down his art forms,
Fall will pack his gear and go
To where summer has been reigning,
Leaving us with Winter's snow.
Though we'd like to choose the seasons,
God controls them with good reasons.

By: Joyce Johnson
The name of the contest was A Sonnet In The Wind".  Any theme.  No other instructions.

I enjoy writing sonnets, so I entered.  She did not let me know why it received no rating.  I have read the others and I am still wondering.

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  1. Date: 4/10/2014 8:30:00 PM
    Hi Joyce, it's great when a poem like this finds it home.. As a lovely read and on a winners list, congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 4/9/2014 4:22:00 AM
    Wonder no more Joyce - this is so sweet and finally recognised. Cheers Ron

  1. Date: 4/7/2014 3:12:00 PM
    soup mail, joyce.. hugggs

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 8:33:00 PM
    Well thought and worded perfect discription.

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 5:26:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your creative work..Thanks for stopping by..I like fall and spring but have allergies which start up both of those seasons..Winter is too cold and summer too hot..Sara

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 8:51:00 AM
    What a lovely and serene poem this is Joyce.......acceptance is what it is all about. And while I'm here, I want to wish your daughter all the best wishes and prayers during this time.....I'm so sorry to hear she is facing surgery, but pray that all will be well. God Bless...

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 11:11:00 PM
    Love this, Joyce! An excellent write! Love, KIm