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Slap in the Face

Just a cold, hard slap in the face Is Daylight Savings Time to morning place Winter’s drive is dark and cold Headlights searching for deer in the road But March brings the sun like golden ripe fruit To brighten my chores and morning commute For just a while I pretend it will last Try to keep winter’s veil in the past But then the inevitable Monday comes Because someone decided this silly thing should be done I’ve changed the clock the night before So once again only darkness awaits out my door For another month I keep the dark pace Whoever thought of this needs a slap in the face!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 3/26/2017 4:40:00 PM
just read your comment to me. Yes, it's too bad we can't have the best of both worlds with daylight saving time. Maybe a compromise at the half hour of it!! haha
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Chris Hagy
Date: 3/27/2017 7:25:00 PM
I can always compromise...after all like you, I have to live with a man! haha!:)
Date: 3/22/2017 8:31:00 PM
I agree that changing the time back-and-forth is bad. I say leave it alone - however, I'd set it at Double Daylight Savings Time and let 'er run. Like Andrea, I like long evenings.
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Date: 3/26/2017 3:40:00 PM
Thanks for checking this one out Doug. I know many people like it lighter later, we all have our opinions and ways of life. As a horse woman I get up early to feed and hate being thrown back in the dark. But I will always take care of animals so... say la vie!:)
Date: 3/12/2017 7:58:00 PM
I love your poem and sympathize about the deer, but sorry, my friend, I won't be signing a petition on this one. I adore the extra light at night, being the night owl that I am. Sorry you gotta get up so early THAT is what should be outlawed,having to wake up before 7 a.m.
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Date: 3/26/2017 3:34:00 PM
Thanks for reading Andrea, sorry it took awhile to get back to ya...I'm glad the time switch works for you, of course being a horse woman I think the animals would be a little offended if I did not get up early to feed them. And of course being hopelessly in love with them I guess I wouldn't have it any other way:) Hope you are well
Date: 3/12/2017 8:01:00 AM
- After all you were lucky, Chris .. but a terrible experience - We have the same time as Paul writes - I do not like driving in the dark - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Chris Hagy
Date: 3/12/2017 12:43:00 PM
Thanks for stopping by today, yes i was lucky, I have friends who have had much worse accidents with deer...God looks out for me, and I don't think he likes Daylight savings Time either ha ha! :)
Date: 3/12/2017 7:44:00 AM
I get your point, Chris. Preferably I would not fiddle around with time; even our cat gets effected! In America Daylight Savings time starts early, when compared to Europe. Here it begins the last Sunday in March and ends the last Sunday in October. // The deer incident could have been much worse; your guardian angel was on the look out! ~ Regards // paul
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Chris Hagy
Date: 3/12/2017 12:40:00 PM
Thanks for reading Paul... you are so right! The time change really screws with our animals too as they are on our schedules. And yes, i have been very lucky more than once here in "The Mitten"... I think my guardian angel lives with me:)
Date: 3/11/2017 8:23:00 PM
I don't like darkness when I'm getting ready for work either Chris; glad you are okay after that deer accident! Great poem about Daylight Savings Time!~Che :)
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Chris Hagy
Date: 3/12/2017 12:36:00 PM
Thanks for reading Cheryl. I'm blaming everything that goes wrong today on Daylight savings Time! ha ha:)
Date: 3/11/2017 4:14:00 PM
I remember your piece from last year...I couldn't agree with you more! You have penned this incredibly well, the title is so well suited. Terrific poem Chris! :-) How awful the accident must have been for you,..what a shock to the system...So glad you were ok.:-) many blessings to you, lynn
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Date: 3/11/2017 6:38:00 PM
Hi Lynn, glad you agree with me on this one!...the accident really caught me off guard! I didn't even really see it, it all happened so fast. I felt worse for the deer, who was probably fleeing hunters and was probably not ok from the looks of my car. Even scarier was having to go home and tell my car-guy husband! HA!:)