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The Renewal of Spring


Alice C. Bateman

The tiny tender shoots of green

Reminding us that this is spring

The cold dark winter left behind

The summer sun now on our mind


The feeling that all will be well

We leave behind our winter shell

To go explore a warmer world

To watch the buds as they unfurl


To smell the earth, damp from its rest

To feel inside we've passed a test

We've made it through another year

To watch new life as it appears


We take long walks, inhaling deep

The rich new smells from after sleep

The earth awakening again

Shaking off the winter's pain


Drinking in the fragile sun

Showing us that we have won

Another round of cold and frost

We've paid the price of winter's cost


We are renewed, as is the earth

We are enhanced to see the birth

Of all the green and growing shoots

With fragile stems and fragile roots


If they can make it through the cold

We know that we can then be bold

Enough to feel our own release

And give our souls much-needed peace

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