Saturday, March 2, 2013

Mad March--By Helen Dowd--Canada

Mad March

Mad March is eager to blow in,
But sometimes he's put on hold.
Mean February steals a day
For Leap Year, so I'm told!

This often makes March furious!
And he roars in like a lion.
He demonstrates his strength to all.
That fact: there's no denyin'.

Mad March is fickle, just the same.
He changes moods so quickly.
One day the sun shines brightly.
The next, the snow lies thickly.

Mad March can sometimes be so mean.
And he roars and blows and bellows.
His temper tantrums are quite known
Among his calendar fellows.

Mad March is not called that for naught.
He'll tire out everyone.
He'll make them March the full month through,
Right to day thirty-one.

Helen Dowd enjoys spending time at her computer, along side her husband of 55 years, writing poetry, story poems, stories about pets and life in general, as well as inspirational and Bible stories. She is a caregiver for her husband and sister, two dogs, three cats and 2 Oranda fish…Email address:


  1. Great viewpoint on the month of March. You nailed it! It is so nice knowing warmer days are coming - even if they blow us around just a bit!!! Nice reading...


  2. Thank you, Phyllis Babcock, for the following comment:

    Helen--Love the personification in this poem. March is definitely having a temper tantrum this year. Well written.

  3. Hi Helen,

    I enjoyed your poem on the madness of March you wrote of it very well and I hope spring is coming soon!


  4. Yes, Mad March will madly march me to my special day of birth! This is yet another hilarious poem written with aplomb.

  5. Oh yes, I love your view of the unpredictability and craziness of March. Didn't bode well for Caesar; but there again, I was born in this lovely month.