Winter besieged nature, like a country at war
Captivated by cold, from outward to the very core.
But springtime brings hope to barren ground and branches
For life will be as it was before.
When the ice thaws, when the chill subsides
Springtime warmth welcomes new life.
Snow-laden branches are weary no more
When the strength of the new season is rife.
Grass can grow green with the light of the sun
Now free from the shackles of frost.
The budding flowers now emerging are young
Their life of exuding beauty has now begun.
Refreshing rain soaks into the ground
Quenching a desperate thirst.
Sweet sips submerge, but will not drown
A meadow of life that will soon abound.
Springtime sets free what winter once contained
Bleak turns beauty, white turns color
Wind and ice, turns sun and rain.
Springtime brings freedom, and gives life again!