BALMY DAYS

SUNDAY 14th FEBRUARY 2021

This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.
Which can be found by following the link below..

Prompt ~BALMY DAYS

BALMY DAYS

by John Yeo

Spring into Summer with floral delight

Blooms and blossoms fill the air.

Farmers fields are bursting with growth,

Green shoots and yellow rape everywhere.

The weather forecast has the pollen count.

Nothing to worry about, no surprise

A fit of sneezing with watery eyes

As hay fever sets in again.

~

Autumn into Winter with frost and rain,

Windy weather prompts the leaves to fall.

Reds, gold and russet, a beautiful sight,

The shorter days with dark icy nights.

The weather forecast predicts heavy snow.

Nothing to worry about, no surprise

A fit of sneezing with watery eyes

Resort to bed with the flu.

~

Seasonal affective disorder strikes

With a low mood and depression.

Regularly during the Winter months

Sunlight is reduced during shorter days.

The weather forecast is dire.

Nothing to worry about, no surprise

The doctor’s diagnosis is incomplete

Sit in front of a lamp and soak up the light.

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Seasonal affective disorder retreats

With the arrival of early Spring.

Lightness and happiness sets in again

Balmy breezes and very light rain.

The weather person is smiling.

Nothing to worry about, no surprise

The world wakes up in a blaze of glory

With thoughts of relaxing balmy days.

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