In spring time fresh flowers are rising
New lambs in the fields – not surprising
In every hedgerow and tree
Lush beauty will surround me
It’s heaven; there is no disguising
Contest: Spring Forward -Debbie Guzzi
Syllables checked 9 9 7 7 9
Now that spring has arrived on the scene
to get out in the garden I'm keen
can't let one more day pass
without cutting the grass
since the light through my window is green!
There once was a seed in the ground
Waiting for Spring to come around
Her patience gave way
Came up anyway
Now she is frozen to the ground
A pretty young lass from Dover
Just loved to get her leg over
A quick roll in the hay
Any time night or day
Her boyfriend is in spring clover
checked with how many syllables 8 8 6 6 8
Contest: Spring forward - Debbie Guzzi
~awarded 6th place~
Eating jalapenos, boy did I sing
Mouth was on fire so was my ring
Burnt going in one way
And out the in the same day
Which end do I cool first in the gushing water spring
Making airplanes is Wichita's main thing
The worlds air capital, said Bing news last spring
Cessna, and Lear jet
Are great you can bet,
But there was a story about Boeing on Bing!
I watched the sailfish spring from the sea
Had no wings, an enigma to me
Why in flight did it embark?
Pursuit by a great white shark
Its sail would soon be an amputee
I can't hear, said the man to his wife
Did you say, that you're holding a knife?!
with her hands hid behind
a smile not truly kind
Lunging forward he sprang for his life!
Submission for poetry contest: Spring Forward (Limerick)
There once was a gent named Springtime Ned
Who on that March morning sprang from his bed
In amazement and shock
He forgot to set his clock
Now with his boss on thin water he'll tread
He made her life a living hell.
Her heart immune to the death knell
She breaks down and cries
Tears spring from her eyes
Her acting days now serve her well.
Contest: Open Poetry
Sponsor: Charlotte Puddifoot
11th July, 2015
This winter I am so much over
I need to run out in the clover
Time for spring to forward
Maybe I'll just move shoreward
And spend my time as a fearful rover.
Contest: Spring Forward
In the midst of the instinct to mate
she went sniffing around for a date
and once on the scent
all her energy spent
succumbed to spring’s arduous fate
submitted to – Spring Forward – Poetry Contest
sponsor – Debbie Guzzi
In the spring, Sammy loves planting trees.
With his son, he flies kites in the breeze.
But his favorite thing
Is at night performing
With his wife like the birds and the bees!
For A Brian Strand July 6 Poetry Contest
The sun came to see us today
Does that mean spring is on it’s way
And trees budding
Do we think it is here to stay?
Contest: Spring Forward
His favorite chair had a broken spring
He was quite fond of the ugly old thing
But his brand new beau
Said ” this thing must go!"
And that was the end of their short lived fling
The spring in my pants was so dandy.
She wanted to suck it like candy.
When she closed her eyes.
I gave my surprise.
Never saw a girl quite that handy!
For Francine Roberts "Wow me in 5 lines" contest
Old Paddy wanted to have a last fling
But quite unresponsive was his old “thing”
He takes a small pill
To get back the thrill
He’s not expected to last until spring
A small temporary summer crush
Hillary and Donald's traits makes one blush
Media gives each a free ride
On all TV screens can not hide
Summer flees, winter leaves, spring flushes
There's happy day's coming just up ahead
When spring raises it's sleepy old head
With a yawn and a stretch
Winter's outta her that old wretch
So relieved we'll all sport big grinnies instead
There was a spring chicken named Brewster.
He was the school’s number one booster,
but this spring he forward-sprang
from the girls’ room overhang.
Now he’s called - the naughty old rooster.
Spring spring how nice of you to come
So happy all the cold and snow is done
Let's enjoy the flowers the birds and the bees
Fun things to watch like leaves grow back on trees
I love spring and I know I'm not the only one
The Sailors Itch
Beneath a bright Valentine’s Moon
He gave her the gift much too soon
now they’re itchin’ and scratchin’
with off spring a-hatchin’
Those crabs he brought home from Rangoon
Looks like we could have a green Christmas this year
Which is great as long as it snows on that day, d'ya hear
Just that special day
Then melt all away
Let's not go overboard, can't wait for spring to appear
© Jack Ellison 2015
Okay, Okay, enough already with this crap
Spring can come anytime now, just look at a map
It's not the north pole
It's taking it's toll
Old Mother Nature must be having a nap
There are many things in life I look forward to still
The first breath of spring, the sun as it peeks over the hill
When the robins first arrive
Means that winter we've survived
As we run through fields of yellow daffodils
© Jack Ellison 2015