Active Adults Welcome Daylight Saving Time
(A Boomer Poem)
This year with all its record rainfalls
Leaves us with the question
Will we ever see the sun again?
We wish for its egression.
We feel like Winter’s dragging on
Cloud-filled dark days depress us
We crave the longer days of light
Spring and Summer hours impress us.
And just when it feels all hope is lost
For the longer days we’re craving
Along comes the second Sunday in March -
The start of Daylight Saving!
We set the clocks ahead an hour
So mornings are dark for a time
But daylight extends into the evening
Giving us more time to enjoy outside.
Although March may be somewhat blustery
In like a lion, out like a lamb
We come out of our hibernation
For whatever activity’s our “jam.”
Gardens reward us with flowers
And the birds begin to appear
We find we have much more energy
For activity this time of the year.
Be sure to re-set the clocks
On March ninth before you go to bed
So when you wake up on Sunday
They’re all set one hour ahead.
If you’re like most people you may miss
Re-setting every clock you own
Like a watch or the one on your dashboard
(They don’t auto-re-set like your phone!)
We think you’ll find it easy to adjust
You won’t miss that hour of sleep
Since the “extra hour” of daylight
Is the reward we all love to reap.
Get ready to swap out the closets
Warm-weather gear we’ll soon need
Since not long past Daylight Saving
Winter weather quickly recedes.
Watch for the blooms in the courtyard
And the buds as they fill all the trees
You’ll have plenty of time to celebrate
At Windsong – Where Life’s A Breeze!