April Showers

Old Man Winter stands his ground

as Spring approaches.

Each determined to prevail –

Neither willing to back down.

Off in the distance,

Spring preparing for battle.

Old grudges will come to bear –

sides taken in haste.

Alliances forged in time.

Spring flowers waiting to share

their colours with pride.

Soon, twill be their turn to shine…

March giving way to April

with Old Man Winter

losing ground as his foot slips.

Bouncing off limbs, his last cry

carried by the wind –

declaring a swift return!

And the trees let out a sigh,

trembling in the cold –

their branches still bare of leaves.

April showers holding mass

as Old Man WinterΒ 

is laid to rest – none to mourn.

Each season must come to pass

you see – its reign done…

Time, the great equalizer.Β 

Β©Brenda Baker ~ Caffeinated Ramblings 2017

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26 Responses

  1. Nikki says:

    I’ve found my way here! It’s lovely!!

  2. Miriam says:

    This is really lovely Brenda and have to say that your new blog looks awesome.

  3. Vishal says:

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  4. Congratulations Brenda. Your new blog looks great.

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    • CyberneticBlonde says:

      In reply to viagra.
      Hi there, Michael! First of all, thank you for your interest in my blog. Secondly, I apologize for the delay in my response to your question. Blogging is my hobby while teaching is my job, so I can’t always get to comments as quickly as I would like. Thirdly, to answer your question, my blog is with WordPress.org. I also use Site Ground which acts as my blog host, protecting my site. Most of what you see on my blog has been hand picked by me through plug ins that I’ve uploaded and customized according to my needs. For my very first blog, I chose WordPress.com which is very user friendly and comes with loads of built in options that you can also customize. On WordPress.com, you will also discover an amazing and supportive blogging community. Using WordPress.org, you’re much more on your own without a blogging community. Fortunately for me, I was able to connect this blog to my other one, so as not lose contact with my blogging community. I hope my answer helps. Please feel free to ask if you have any further questions, and good luck with your blog! πŸ™‚

  6. Eugenia says:

    Beautiful poem. Brenda and I love your new blog. I left a comment on your other blog about linking your blogs.

    • CyberneticBlonde says:

      Thank you so much for your help and kind words, Eugenia! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead! πŸ™‚

  7. Tami says:

    I really enjoyed this poem. The perspective of a battle between Winter and Spring is especially apt since there is the abrupt change in seasons between these two. Spring to Summer is more like a sleepy yawn and Fall to Winter is more like a gradually building shiver. But Winter to Spring is indeed an epic battle!! I especially LOVED the line “April showers holding mass – as old man winter is lain to rest, none to mourn” – this line was sublime! πŸ™‚

    • CyberneticBlonde says:

      I couldn’t help but smile as I read your comment. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for your wonderful words! I live in a place where winter holds on for as long as it possibly can, which was my inspiration for the poem. And again this year, winter will outstay its welcome as per the usual. Next month, the weather here will become very unpredictable as the battle begins. πŸ™‚ Wishing you a great week ahead! And thank you for taking the time to read and comment. πŸ™‚

      • Tami says:

        I posted a link to your poem in my blog post yesterday – it reminded me of my absolute favorite poem “Summer Afternoon in Solon, Iowa” by Stuart Dybek. I hope you don’t mind that I shared the link. πŸ™‚

  8. Kevin says:

    This is a sweet and evocative poem Brenda. I see that there no longer appears to be a “like” button. Is that deliberate? Best, Kevin

    • Kevin says:

      I wanted to share on Twitter but there dont seem to be any sharing buttons at the moment. You are brave going down the WordPress.org route. Kevin

      • CyberneticBlonde says:

        Thank you so much, Kevin! I’m honored! I placed the sharing buttons on the left side for laptops and computers. I placed them underneath just for phones. Perhaps not the smartest move. πŸ™‚ I may have to rethink that choice. πŸ™‚

    • CyberneticBlonde says:

      Thank you once again, Kevin! The only like button that I have on this page is the heart on the left side. πŸ™‚ It’s the best that I could find.

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  10. Dorinda says:

    This is beautiful, Brenda! Lots of great luck on your new journey!! ❀

  11. Debbie says:

    Thanks for this awesome post, Brenda. Sooo nice to read your poetry. You have a lovely creative manner. Much joy your way πŸ™‚ and smiles, Debbie

    • CyberneticBlonde says:

      Thank you so much for your beautiful words, Debbie! Wishing you much joy as well.πŸ’œ

Your beautiful words always give me reason to smile.


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