Billy and Tilly

Billy awakened early with a plan

Out of his dark den he popped and ran

To a burrow where a tree trunk stood.

     “Tilly, wake up now as you should

 Today folks watch shadows that we cast

  They want to know if Winter at last is past.”

Tho Billy gladly did his groundhog duty

He was really thinking of Tilly’s beauty.

Tilly peeped out, saw snow all round

    “But it’s far more toasty underground.”

“I’ll keep you warm, don’t fear the cold

Come with me, Tilly, please be bold.

I saw fresh green grasses in a dream

We’ll nibble them down by the stream.

Under clouds or in warm sunshine

I want you for my Valentine.

If Spring has come or if it’s late

Let’s you and I make us a date.

Oh, what fun we’ll have together,

Love’s more important than the weather!”

Virginia Wylie

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Virginia resides in Brookdale Orange City, Florida and is the author of the poetry that appears here. The views and opinions expressed in this poetry are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Brookdale Senior Living.

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