Friday, February 7, 2014


There’s something about the month of February
It warms my heart despite the ground hog day
He tries to ruin it thinking he’s a know it all
 He can’t predict the weather, there’s no way

Two presidents would roll over in their graves
It’s a very good thing they don’t have a clue
They’d pull out all the muzzle loaders and cannons
Knowing that groundhog was overshadowing them too

 If he thinks he’s going to take over Valentine’s Day
He’s got another thing coming that’s for sure
That’s the one day of the year set aside for love
And cupid’s arrow will not pierce him, I assure

I don’t even know why they want to give him a holiday
He thinks cause he saw his shadow it’ll be six weeks more
Spring will be here soon enough, we don’t need him around
He’s waiting for garden time so he can slip in the back door

I got news for that groundhog and he better listen close
February may be short and sweet but it can stand its ground
There’s no little bushy tail critter going to take it over
Get back in that hole before it becomes your burial mound

©  Susie Swanson, 2014        


  1. Oh, Susie, you did make me laugh with this one! I really like it. It reminded me of something I saw the other day. A wolf saying, "The groundhog said there will be six more weeks of winter, so I ate him"!!!

  2. Hahaha! Very clever, very cute! :D

  3. Cute one, Susie... Yes, Groundhog Day is important ---but not nearly as special as Valentine's Day... February is a good month. Hopefully we won't have anymore minus 10 degrees like we had a couple of times in January....

    Thanks for the poem... Very cute and creative.

    1. Thank you Betsy and I agree. I surely do hope the Arctic Blasts are about over. Some are buried in snow still.

  4. Cute, Susie! We have a resident groundhog in this community. He didn't see his shadow here because it was cloudy all day. Our weather has been on a roller coaster all this week.

    1. Thanks Charlotte. That's about the way it's doing here. We suppose to be getting some snow an dice next week. Ya'll take care and stay warm.

  5. Hi Susie, such a cute poem today! :) I have only seen a groundhog just once, years ago when we visited Tony's grandpa in New Jersey. I couldn't believe my eyes when he dug out of the ground and wobbled over as big as you pleased, and picked up an old fallen apple, lying under Grandpa Marchett's favorite apple tree! He was huge. my "city-fied" eyes at least. :)

    Every time I remember the story he gets bigger too with the telling. Right now he is about the size of a small bear cub! Tony got my computer up and running again. I'm so happy, I thought for sure I was going to be out of commission for a little while until we were able to get a new one. But my dear, sweet mad scientist husband spent his whole day off on friday from sun up till bed time and got it going. Sometimes I just love him so much I could pop. :) On the down side, I'm starting to get another sore throat again. I don't know if I have ever truly gotten well or if this is something new, but I'm tying to hope for the best and that I will feel better in the morning. Sigh. I don't think we have ever been sick like this for so many weeks in a row. But then again on the good side,I did feel well enough earlier in the day to get a few things done around the house and I made some homemade tacos for dinner. Fried tacos are one of our family's special treats, and we only have them a couple of times a year. Well my dear friend, I will close for tonight and hope that you rest well and keep free from those pesky ground hogs! Hopefully "Phil" is wrong this year and we will get some early warm spring weather. I am longing to see the green grass sprout and the azaleas bloom once again! With Love, Delisa :)

    1. Thank you Delisa. I don't care for those things much. We have alot of them around here and they eat up people's gardens. My daddy used to try and slip upon them and shoot them. He got rid of alot back in the day but the populate right back.
      I'm glad you and Tony are feeling better and he got your computer up and running. It costs alot to take it to the shop. Ya'll take care and have a nice Sunday. Hugs.

    2. Susie, my youngest daughter has been bothered with groundhogs in her garden. She's a little thing, 5'2", but she knows how to use her shotgun to protect her veggies. :)

    3. Thanks Charlotte. That's the only way to get rid of them.

  6. Hi Susie! I was just thinking about you tonight and hoping that you are feeling better, and that the ice storms didn't cause too much damage up your way. It has been very cold down here but the snow and ice missed us by about 50 miles. We sure had a lot of rain though. Tony and I are starting to get a little better but it sure has been slow progress. No sooner do we get up and get going, then the sore throat and coughing starts up again. I have never looked more forward to spring coming than I have this year. I hope you have a nice evening my friend and rest well tonight! With Love, Delisa :)

  7. Susie,
    This is a great poem about Groundhog Day. You've done a great job with this poem. I sure hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day and made it well through this week's snow.

  8. I think that groundhog needs a new vocation, lol!

    It's feeling like winter here on the river too! I head back to the cabin tomorrow, excited about that but a little nervous of the drive up the mountain with all the snow that's fallen and even more for tonight...hmph, I'm tough and mighty, I shall arrive safe and sound:)