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Poet's Platform Column | 17 April 08

by Janet Nesler | The Scioto Voice | Wheelersburg, Ohio

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A TOUCH OF SPRING

PALE SUN AND GENTLE WENDS
AWAKEN SLUMBERING ROOTS.
BARE BRANCHES STRETCH,
FORCING LAZY BUDS TO EXPLODE
INTO LACY GREEN.

I DON’T REMEMBER WINTER.

MABEL I. MASSIE
PORTSMOUTH, OHIO

 

Just Be

To nourish the soul
is to rest in being.
There is nothing to do but be.
Our greatest peace comes from our being.
Cherish hope, it adds buoyancy to the spirit,
lightness to the day.
Beware of the peace-stealers in your life.
Stay calm and you will reap a harvest of goodness.
Fill your world, your life,
with objects that are meaningful to you.
Do choose objects and colors
that make your heart smile.

Mary Woodword
Wooster, OH

 

A Perfect Delight

Bright sunshine follows a stormy night
Bringing green to the lawns and trees
Springtime is showing beautiful colors
Our new landscape is bound to please

Most trees are now bursting their buds
Soon they will be filled with green leaves
Hiding the bareness Winter had brought
There to sway in the warm Spring breeze

There seems to be a freshness in the air
Washed clean by that late night deluge
With the heavy pelting rains of the night
All night animals had to look for a refuge

Spring brings a newness to our way of life
Shedding the coat of a long Winters blight
With the sweet aroma that fill the Spring air
This is the season that is a perfect delight

Acie Workman
Eden Park 

 

 

 

 

 

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