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Beware the Ides of March Leapt in Like a Lion
by Duke LaRance
Wednesday, March 03, 2004
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Just your typical, atypical winter on the High Plains


Bitter cold – well below zero the first week of November


Never really had too much snow – not much for Chinooks


Had a brown Thanksgiving and a brown Christmas


Could have played golf each day if you were tough enough


Then – the day after New Year’s Day – whatever day that is


It got down to twenty-five below again for a week or so


The heat bill damned near put me in the poorhouse


Poorhouse? – – bah!  Better spent at the whooo-re house


And as I recall – after that cold spell – all in all:


 


The weather was decent here this time of year


Folks in Sunny California would have died from exposure


But shame on them for exposing themselves anyhow


Here we hearty specimens frolic outside in tee shirts


When it gets up to forty and the wind isn’t screaming


And now – lots of seasoned veterans are asserting


This past February has been the mildest maybe in memory


It was appropriate in this year of four -- a leap year


For that passed twenty-ninth day of February last


Was one of those glorious February daze past


 


Why?  -- You might ask if you’ve bothered to follow


This rambling tale of woe, depravity and deprivation


For the very, very day after the Leap Year Day


March First to be exact – March Leapt in Like a Lion


And I mean that the weather seriously turned to shit


Spring hasn’t sprange and neither has it sprung


But in theory at least – the end of Winter is in sight


Figuratively, if not literally – we have yet to Beware the Ides


And while I have few morals – the moral of this story is


Beware the Ides of March Leapt in Like a Lion


 


©2004/duke larance


 


 


 


 


 
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Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/4/2004
Poor baby. [smiles]

Nice rant.

Elizabeth
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/3/2004
Excellent write Duke!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 3/3/2004
BRILLIANT work!



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