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Happily It's Not Far Away

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Happily It's Not Far Away



It's cold and rainy outside The leaves are falling to the ground The approach of another winter Has me feeling down Had too many being Canadian It was exciting in my younger years But sure can't wait till spring When we don't have to cover our ears Some guys who play winter sports Say, “Get out and enjoy yourself” Rather sit by a roaring fire Recalling the joy I once felt Thankfully it's only 3 months long Happily it's not far away We'll once again revel in the sunshine Enjoying a happy spring day © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 10/31/2013 1:51:00 AM

    yes, yes, right about now I am already dreaming of spring, knowing that winter is almost upon us. Good one.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/31/2013 6:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sounds like you is not a winter lover either!!! Join the club! Thanks for dropping by my dear Andrea! Hugs xoxoxox
  1. Date: 10/31/2013 1:21:00 AM

    I feel sorry for you guys. I live in a Mediterranean region where the weather is temperate all year round. Never either extremely hot or extremely cold. I've never seen snow in my life but I can live comfortably without. Nice one, Jack. A warm hug to last you all through winter. Licia xoxoxox

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/31/2013 6:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for you heartfelt condolences my dear Licia! Have I told you I think us two guys are cut from the same cloth! Love your humour, sometimes naughty, sometime naughty! LOL Big hugs my dear friend xoxox
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 7:35:00 PM

    I am a reformed Utah snow skier. I abhor the snow now. I like the mellow, sunny winters of the southwest the most ! You always paint such a detailed picture. Good one :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/30/2013 7:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You is one lucky lady, Miss Karen! Guess you wouldn't want to trade, huh? Hmmm thought not! Thanks for dropping by my sweet! Hugs xoxox
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 3:23:00 PM

    I think the changing seasons are awesome.... the cold winters are a time when we can stay inside, enjoy some chili, bake some cookies, drink hot chocolate... and basically be lazy with no guilt !! And... we wouldn't enjoy spring so much, if not for the harsh cold of winter, right??? And then there's summer... and thongs....for you to look forward to.... oh haha sorry I couldn't resist lol

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/30/2013 3:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    OKAY OKAY! You sold me! I'll be down some time in the winter for some of that hot chocolate and cookies! Do you have to make so much good sense??? Spring IS SO MUCH SWEETER after our frigid Canadian winters!!! Uhh the "thong" thing... sing me a love thong! LOL Love ya Miss Lucas xoxoxoxox
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 1:49:00 PM

    I love the colder weather, I hate the extreme heat of summer, too hot, and all spring does is bring this heat to me! I've suffered enough in Texas while going through their summers that I look so forward to autumn, then winter! Snow is beautiful, ok ice isn't much fun, but snow is right? Thanks for enlightening me that winter is near, you put a smile on my face though you didn't intent for it! What a fabulous piece, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/30/2013 1:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Just proves extremes at both ends are not what us humans want... a moderate temp all year round would be ideal! Thanks once again Russell for dropping by with your comment... you are a loyal friend!
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 12:30:00 PM

    My parents spent summers in Branson by a lake and winters in Phoenix, Arizona. They could continue to play golf all winter long... ride the motorcycles, ect... Sun City is a retirement mecca for snow birds... but the summer's are brutally hot... By the end of the summer the cold water comes out hot! Really!...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/30/2013 1:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hmmm the cold water comes out hot! LOL After 78 years of Canadian winters, I could "suffer" through that!!!! xoxoxox
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 10:52:00 AM

    Jack: My sentiments exactly and well put. Winter's not too bad here near Seattle. Coldest ever for me was -55° in Regina, with wind chill -75°. Check out the quatrain I just wrote. Your Friend, Mark

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/30/2013 11:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Those guys out there on the plains can have it! My brother-in-law who lives in Alberta says, "it's cold but it's a dry cold!" It's STILL freaking cold! At least here in Southern Ontario, it's more moderate although there are usually a couple of days it's below zero F. Going now to check out your quatrain! Cheers, my friend!
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 10:38:00 AM

    I couldn't agree with you more, Jack! But 3 months? In my calendar it seems more like 5! Brrr-rrr bring on the Spring! A great write :) xoxox

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/30/2013 11:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You HAD to be specific eh! Bummer! You couldn't just have left me in my dream world eh! LOL Love ya Miss Wattle... hugz xoxoxoxox
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 9:41:00 AM

    I, myself, would rather sit by a warm fire, point & laugh at this who can't walk because they hurt themselves playing Winter Rugby or something. =) But, call me weird. Great job on this!!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/30/2013 11:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So I take it you're not the athletic type like me!! Ummm a cozy fire... thanks for concurring my good friend!
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 7:55:00 AM

    Yes...Kenny....do be patient...Good thongs come to those who wait....snuggle and be warm and do take good care of yourself, promise????

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/30/2013 9:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hee hee. This entire comment wins all of 2013.
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/30/2013 8:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I guess it sounds like I've had one too many Canadian winters eh!!! I have and it gets tougher the older one get! Thank you Miss Boop! About the "Good thongs" LOL LOL Ooops you meant "things" right! LOL Kenny sending love and big hugs xoxoxoxox