What a difference a day makes! Perhaps if we were all a little kinder to Mother Nature, she’d be a little kinder to us.


Spring’s Short Waltz


Spring danced yesterday.

Flowers gossiped their secrets

like wallflowers whisper

in hopeful anticipation.

The world was bright

with sunshine and hope.

Today Mother nature

dashed dreams of springtime splendor

like a spinster chaperone,

ignored for too long,

sending cold and snow

to remind us just who is in charge.




~Elise Skidmore ©2017

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  1. Indeed what a difference a day makes. Unpredictable … unlike your poetry which is always great. Keep it up. It’s always a pleasure to read.