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Spring Surprise

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Spring Surprise

Who remembers, is it only me?
When March had drizzled, and April fooled us...
But a morning in the month of May.........

We'd spread upon a kitchen table 
Paste made of flour, scissors, borrowed
paper, crayons of rainbow colors 
Pretty paper doilies and….
Mama letting little hands
Create surprises, of cone shaped fans… 

The memory shrugs so many years 
Where innocence, was cut and shaped
Into bright-sprigged paper cones
Accomplishments, each of our own

   On May the first, a small bouquet
   We would rehearse, a verse to say
   To spread come spring, then run away



Then quickly running out the door
To pick spring beauties, one by one
Fresh Lillies of the Valley, wildwood fern, 
Gathering them, heavy on their stems
Sweet and fresh as morning dew, 
So filled with springtime, filled with bloom

Then paper cones were flower filled
Small bouquets of sweet perfume
Then down the dusty road we trudged
Side by side, with grins of pride
No greater pleasure as a child
The thought of bringing someone smiles

       On May the first, a small bouquet
       We would rehearse, a verse to say
       To spread come spring, then run away

Timid knocking on a door
 “Surprise...Surprise! Look what’s in store!”
Our little legs now running fast, 
And down the road, quite out of breath
Behind a tree, where we would hide
And watch them find this flower prize
Must not....get caught.....must not get caught!
And we were taught
That bringing gifts to make them sigh
Was worth a lot !! Was worth the thought
A thoughtful way to light their eyes

      On May the first, a small bouquet
      We would rehearse, a verse to say
      To spread come spring, then run away 




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2/19/14

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  1. Date: 2/25/2014 12:15:00 AM
    A very beautiful write, Carrie.

  1. Date: 2/24/2014 8:19:00 AM
    P.S. - Heavy on their stems. Love that.

  1. Date: 2/24/2014 8:18:00 AM
    Oh Carrie - This is delicious. Your unique style is thrilling and that refrain is so captivating. I have read it again, (a few time) just to be immersed in its sunny innocence. Bravo! love, Kathy

  1. Date: 2/23/2014 5:09:00 AM
    Excellent play with words.. So weety and cheerful.. Thanks for the share

  1. Date: 2/22/2014 6:46:00 AM
    Beautiful memories from the past. Thank you for sharing Carrie. Just dropping by to say hello and read some of your lovely poetry. Elaine

  1. Date: 2/22/2014 4:06:00 AM
    Carrie, an excellent write, love it...David

  1. Date: 2/21/2014 8:00:00 AM
    Written with the innocent joy of youth! A lovely poem.

  1. Date: 2/19/2014 11:40:00 PM
    This was strikingly beautiful. You layer out innocence like nobody's business. What a playful writing!