Tuesday, January 31, 2017


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, 2017


  1. You've made me chuckle, Susie! The farmer's grandmother was born on this day.

  2. Hahaha! Cute poem, Susie. Thanks for the chuckles today. :)

  3. Susie,
    I love this poem on "Groundhog Day. You've done a super job capturing the mood, imagery, and holiday.

  4. What a funny poem, Susie. Yes, I've often wondered what this day was all about? I just love the month of February, it's such a delightful month. And Valentine's Day makes it even more special.

    Happy February, Susie!

    love, ~Sheri

  5. Great poem and yes it made me laugh!!

  6. Susie, You are so kind to the groundhog...you have written him a poem. It's a cute one too. Wishing you a great month of February. Blessings, xoxo, Susie