It’s April

Oh thou crappy snow

Why are you bothering me?

It’s April

and I’m a fool for believing

a whisper that you would be gone

at the end of March

You were scarce around here all winter

Oh thou crappy snow

Why do you show up now?

Why do you torment me?

Why do you scatter your white, icy, wet flakes on the ground?

It’s April

and I’m a fool for believing

that I would be riding a bike

after the end of March

not trudging on your slick back

Oh thou crappy snow

Why are you here?

Why are you anywhere?

Why do you insist on making me drag boots out of the closet?

It’s April

Go away

31 responses to It’s April

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I bet, Judy. You’ve had snow more than any other part of the country. I hope this is it. No more snow after this week!

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Very nicely done, Mary. I am with you all the way on this one. It snowed all day yesterday – all day!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Boo. Double boo. Boo to you-know-where and back. If we can get through the next week of cold, I have hope that will be the end of winter. I’d like some 50 degree weather please.

  2. M-R says:

    M-J ! TSK !!! – surely it should be ‘thou’ ?
    But then, rules of grammar keep changing; so you’re very probably right and I’m very probably wrong.
    A secret, which I’ll whisper in your shell-pink: “it wouldn’t be the first time, either” …

    • bikerchick57 says:

      The thing is we didn’t have many snow events this year, so getting a snowstorm at the beginning of April is a bit irritating. I’ll make it through this, but not before I complain just a little bit more. πŸ˜‰

      • Ally Bean says:

        Oh by all means, complain all you want. Your snow coming when it did is just plain wrong.

  3. Joanne Sisco says:

    As much as I would like to believe spring is here to stay at the end of March, I KNOW that winter doesn’t let go yet before the 3rd week of April. After that I get extremely miffed.

    We cancelled today’s hike because of the incoming “storm alert”. Right now, it’s the proverbial calm before the storm.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      You probably could have gone on your hike. The snow for this area has now been postponed to 10 a.m. here, so it probably won’t reach you until tonight or Wednesday morning. Or could we hope that it will be postponed altogether?

      • Joanne Sisco says:

        You were right. The rain started MUCH later than forecasted and we could easily have had our hike.
        … and the rain was a soaker!!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      It’s only pretty to me from late November to late March. Before or after that? No, not so much. This is the time of year that we have serious cabin fever and want to be outside sans snow and cold. Perhaps similar to you wanting a really hot summer to be over with?

      • Yes, I did think of that comparison. Although, I think for those of us who live in the weather variable south, it’s not so much when it goes on too long but when we get a hot run outside the usual season that it’s annoying. I seem to recall a bizarre run of 30℃-plus days in May a year or so ago.

      • bikerchick57 says:

        I seem to recall that hot spell. Well, the snow held off all morning because it went to the North first. It’s getting white out there now, will probably have less snow than originally predicted. Maybe my whiney poem helped? 😏

      • simonfalk28 says:

        Our winters are mild compared to yours, Mary. But I certainly appreciate your wishes, as I do your blog.

  4. Awww but if there were no snow Mary, I wouldn’t have been given the chance to read this fantastical poem, filled with smiles and magical pops of bubbles all the way through it.

    I cannot say I can relate for we have no snow here in the South of England where I live. However … we have …. R….A…..I…..N!



    I’m getting mightily tired of the da*n stuff.
    The earth in my garden actually squelches when the dog tries to tip toe across it to have a pee. She scurries off the moment it makes this sound. I think it’s also because it’s so ‘spongy’ feeling beneath her paws too. Just horrid.

    GREAT poem Mary. Loved it from beginning to end.
    Hope your Crappy Snow melts and never shows it’s face again – until next year.
    Sending warm hugs which hopefully will be warm enough to help melt the snow!
    love ~ Cobs. xxx

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Ewww…spongy earth from too much rain. Mother Nature has a funky side to her, don’t you think? I don’t blame the dog from running off and I hope the rain, rain rain stops soon.
      Our snow event has gone mostly north of us. We have had about an inch of snow all day, but they said we could get another 3-5″ between now and tomorrow morning. I’ll have to get up a little earlier in the morning to brush the crappiness of my car.

      • I shall be there in spirit . . . helping you to brush. Until then, let us stay warm inside and pretend that it’s going to be a warm, sunshiny, spring day out there. πŸ˜€ ~ C. xxx

  5. joey says:

    Half my household shares your feelings. I am sorry about the lack of suitable cycling days. :/

    • bikerchick57 says:

      We’ve returned to January this week. The cold is supposed to stick around until Monday or Tuesday next week. Highs in the 20’s? Nope, not gonna bike in that!

      • joey says:

        I don’t blame you. We had snow Sunday and Monday sun melted it, then yesterday rain, thunderstorms, hail, and flooding, and now we have that tiny snow that never really lands.

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