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Spring Ahead

Tonight we set the clocks ahead.
The morning will be dark;
But afternoon will linger,
As from day we disembark.

The sun will last for hours.
There’ll be much more time to fill;
And all that light will beckon
Hyacinth and daffodil.

Like filings to a magnet, we’ll be
Drawn to the outdoors,
Ignoring mop and vacuum
And those boring indoor chores.

For once the day is longer,
There’s a need to be outside
To soak up all that air and sunshine
Nature will provide.

It’s strange to lose an hour
But it seems an honest price,
For the trade-off is a brighter day
And that is very nice.

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  1. Date: 3/12/2013 4:31:00 PM
    GREAT POEM, Though I don't agree with you. This annual switch seems silly to me...There are still 24 hours per day, with no manmade change in the amount of light and dark.

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 2:33:00 PM
    And even the MN Wild won with one less hour sleep. While Vancouver was rested, the win they could not keep. :)

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 12:51:00 AM
    I LOVE when it comes!! Means summer right around the corner. Great poem on it.

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 4:54:00 PM
    As usual, a pleasantly worded and competent piece...good work indeed! And, quite appropriate to the day and the rapidly approaching season. I enjoyed reading this.

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 3:21:00 PM
    Fun fun poem...thanks

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 3:16:00 PM
    The "good" side of the year .... finally! - Love it, Ilene!. - Have a beautifully weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 3:00:00 PM
    Well done, Irene. I suspect this was written for the contest. If so, I smell a winner here. Good luck, my friend. :)

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 2:22:00 PM
    This is very good. i like the change. I can work longer in my garden. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 2:00:00 PM
    OH!!!! I've been thinking of SPRING! Even the birds chirping is different these days! They know! You brought spring into this sick room of mine! Love ya for it! Hugs!