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Twelve Months

January brash and bold,
Brings the worst of winter's cold.
February's stay is brief,
Green sprouts showing some relief.

March may come in like a lamb
And soon become ferocious ram.
Changeling April flirts a bit
And well may have a stormy fit.

We revel in the days of May
And beg her to extend her stay.
We could not bear she leave so soon
Did she not bequeath us, lovely June.

When perfection comes, it comes in June
While July plays a hotter tune.
August can be warmer still.
September brings a welcome chill.

October can go either way
With cooler night and warmer day.
November comes with wind and rain
Predicting winter's wrath again.

December brings the holidays
Silver bells and Christmas plays.
These happy times help us forget,
About December's snow, a bit.

Accept each month the best you can.
God needs them for His yearly plan.

By: Joyce

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  1. Date: 9/8/2012 10:46:00 PM
    What a lovely poem to end my day, congratulations on you win. Take care, always so enjoy your work. Well done and please continue sharing. Lee

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 6:03:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in SKAT's "Any Poem" contest Joyce. Love, Carol

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  1. Date: 9/1/2012 8:24:00 PM
    Thank you so much for your permission, Joyce. I'm sorry, my congratulatory comment comes only now. MY WARMEST CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GRAND WINNING! hugs, leonora

  1. Date: 9/1/2012 12:03:00 PM
    Joyce, congrats on your nice little win,, always~PD

  1. Date: 9/1/2012 6:41:00 AM
    a splendid write....congrats on your win...luv...Joseph

  1. Date: 9/1/2012 5:23:00 AM
    Congratulations on a great win Joyce! Great description of twelve months.

  1. Date: 9/1/2012 4:00:00 AM
    By the way, I have included this in my favorite list. Thank you so much.

  1. Date: 9/1/2012 3:58:00 AM
    Excellent!!! I love this sooooo much, Joyce. May I use for my class please? Thank you so much.

  1. Date: 9/1/2012 12:19:00 AM
    well done and all your writing, Joyce, this contains rich vocabulary not often found in the work of other poets unfortunately.......such as changeling/revel/bequeath/wrath.......and by the way,( perhaps you know), in Russian folklore there is a wonderful children's story about the 12 months which are in conversation with one another around a campfire in the forest..........thanks for the pleasure of reading your poem....and best wishes

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 11:54:00 PM
    Nice work, Joyce. Perfect rhyming, as ever. Congratulations on your well-deserved win. :)

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 8:38:00 PM
    Congrats Joyce.

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 1:38:00 PM
    A lovely concept, using the calendar. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 11:14:00 AM
    Congrats on having your poem being featured this week, enjoy the honor and keep writing. Love, always Adeleke

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 5:14:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Joyce. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 1:42:00 PM
    Congrats Joyce on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. another rare beauty to share with us all.. with luv..

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 6:50:00 AM
    Joyce a wonderful descriptive piece about the year and ever changing seasons - many congrats on your feature this week. Jan

  1. Date: 6/3/2010 11:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry X2 making it through the first round Joyce. I wish you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/31/2010 8:14:00 AM
    A beautiful calendar of words and a worthy Ist round winner Joyce.Rgds Brian