“New Life” by Jumping Jules

With Spring definitely in the air right now, March’s poem on LitraQuest is
“New Life” by Litrasaurus’ latest guest author Jumping Jules

The excitement that spring can bring
I feel it everywhere
It’s a time of year that brings us hope
Clears out winter’s despair
Spring is carrying new life
Waiting for us all to see
There’s a real cacophony of sounds right now
Music from every tree
Orchestral birds performing
Their melodies fill the air
Swallow, swifts and nightingales
All working hard to prepare

I tremble at the very thought
My worsening legs can’t wait
Spring is delivering bounds of energy
New strength it might create

Daffodils are swaying nervously
Their soft yellow petals huddle tight
They peer out over towering green stems
Waiting to find the light
Butterflies swoop over a waterfall of colours
Headlining bees burst free
Sleepy hedgehogs are waking now
Acrobatic frogs I can see

I pray that Spring will fix my tiredness
My aching body, my tripping feet
I hope it will end all my struggles
And finally let me sleep

I see new lambs and baby chickens
Spring really has brought new life
I see flowering blossom on trees galore
But has it forgotten my plight?
I hear people tidying and making new
Cleaning and throwing out
I see squirrels running on branches high
But did Spring not hear my shout?

This energy Spring has brought
Is bounding everywhere
But my body is really no different now
Is still in need of repair
I guess this life that Spring delivered
Is really not for me
Hasn’t got any magic or healing powers
That I need to set me free

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Copyright ©&℗ 2019 Jumping Jules Poetry
Copyright ©&℗ 2019 Julie Stevens

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