When Spring Looks Effortless

“I’m so sleepy” Dorothy said
The scarecrow tried to lift his empty head
While the lion yawned
The tin man shrieked
“Fields of poppies” put them to sleep

May began with winter’s remnant
A woman after her first trimester, settles in to being pregnant
So expectant for signs of new growth springing
Strong heartbeats of iris,…birds singing

As winds blew, cold rains drenched our spirits
Virus fed our fears as we reached beyond our limits
The looking glass still dim as we continue the task
Voices lost in translation as we hide behind masks

I went out today and I saw a magnolia
Last week buds beginning, now in full splendor
It’s beauty enraptured, drew me in by its lure
It looks just like winter never occurred

Nothing is constant in this world we are in
Disco fever goes viral when lights make you spin
Be it babies or seedlings, Spring’s nursery is full
Of life beginning and hope being born

Soon the squirrels will drop cones from my 100 foot pines
We all have our battles and mountains to climb
No matter how sketchy the outcome appears
Tulips in Spring are worth our winter’s wear

Linda Kruschke of Paint Chip Poetry says, “We have all become quite accustomed to waiting these days. But is what we are waiting for, well, worth the wait? Only time will tell. In the meantime, your challenge is to write a poem about something or someone who is worth waiting for using at least five of the following paint chip words and phrases: field of poppies, nursery, pine, looking glass, disco fever, iris, and tulips in spring.”

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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