Spring

Spring is like a newborn baby

We hold ’em as we rock

Amazed at their softness, 

Little booties, tiny socks.


All at once it just begins,

The earth comes back to life;

First little buds peaking out,

Then flowers bursting all about.


They seem t’be all around us

And with them comes real hope

We shake off winters cobwebs

Like soldiers marching forth.


The graves in our yards

Slowly come back to life

And become beds of flowers

Many colors, oh so bright.

 

The grass somehow is greener

The trees dance in the light

No longer lazy scarecrows

Now alive and full of life.


We hear the birds a trilling

As they float both to and fro

Constructing nests for summer

As they chatter, gather, go.


We abandon our 4 walled dwellings

They’ve become more like a tomb,

We’re again birthed into freedom

Spring’s bursting from earth’s cold womb. 


We stumble at first

And gently rub our eyes

And act like a newborn

Amazed, a bit surprised.


Optimism’s being planted

We’ll make it another day 

The earths outlasted winter

To sprout, to bloom, to play.


Like a lake as it shimmers

And shines in the morning sun

Or a diamond as it sparkles

The earth again has won round one.


What is it about springtime

That so attracts all mankind,

Like steel shavings to a magnet

The pull is quite divine.


Springtime is about transcendence 

Life starting over once again

More grace from our Father

For peace on earth to again begin.


If we pause for a moment

And reflect on God’s own plan;

Spring reminds us we’re in Eden

Cause It’s there that life began.


Mason Swinney

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About menmourningmoments

I'm happily married, the Father of 2 sons and 2 daughters and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Death is all around us but somehow we've managed to distance ourselves from it. Men, Mourning, Moments is about how the death of my son awakened me to life & the desire to seize every moment as though it were my last. It's about making sense of life in the good times and bad and allowing GOD to carry me and teach me through the hard times in life.
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2 Responses to Spring

  1. robertdyson says:

    It shows us God’s pattern of bringing life after death,
    pointing to our own rebirthing after taking our last breath.

    Liked by 1 person

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