Spring Lyric Finalists

Poem: "Spring is a Many Splendored Thing" by David Devine of East Springfield, PA
(David's Bio)

When Spring finally came in
Winter finally went home
and it was a pleasant surprise
And those mountains of snow
looked like little sno-cones
right before our very eyes

The Sun it got bright
and the robins came back
and a flower peeked up through the mud
and I thought of life
and I thought of hope
and I thought of all the above

The neighbors went back
to helping themselves
and the coats all went
back with the hats
and I tried to connect with
an old flame of mine
but I didn't know where she was at

and the buds anyday
will break out and bloom
and the circle of life will begin
and I will walk out
in that fresh air of Spring
from the very same door
I walked in.



About the author:
David Devine has had a lifelong love of words and music. His work has appeared on "The Writer's Almanac" and "Car Talk". He writes and produces songs, poetry, children's books, radio jingles, and personalized songs for children with challenges at doremesongs.com. He is also working on an independent documentary called "Living With Diabetes". He resides in East Springfield, PA, where he is surrounded by loving friends and family, who continue to encourage him to keep writing and producing ideas.



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