Today we have another wonderful written piece from Jeanne Claire Probst, in our continuing literary series.
Report by Paula Antolini
April 8, 2015 10:21AM EDT
Today we have another wonderful written piece from Jeanne Claire Probst, in our continuing literary series. We are thrilled to have author/poet/blogger Jeanne Claire Probst join Bethel Advocate as a contributor, sharing her “Thought and Poem” written works with us. Her work covers many topics. She is excited to be fulfilling a life-long dream of writing a novel of which “The Fifteen Houses, a Novel” is her first published work. I think you will enjoy! (Read more about Jeanne Claire Probst below.)
THOUGHT AND POEM
Written By Jeanne Claire Probst
Now that the March winds have died down some…they are making way for the April showers. This year the rains came a little bit early. We have received a lot of rain over the last few days and right now as I look out my window… it is SNOWING? Okay…nature is a little confused… but I am sure the snow will give way to more April showers soon, perhaps even as I write these words?
For some of us, we may to want to complain a little more when it is raining outside. The dampness may do a number on our body pains. For some, rain is an excuse to NOT do something we should be doing. Like, spring cleaning our yards from all the debris left over from winter…or we have an excuse not to go for that long walk our doctors are always trying to get us to take…and just so happen…today was the day I was going to start this…but no can do…it is raining! I love rain!
But, no matter, in late March and early April and maybe in the month of May, we need to have an umbrella in our cars, office and at the front doors of our homes. This way when we get to our cars, our office or our homes soaking wet… we will remember to take the umbrella with us the next time we go out!
What about you? Are the rains from the early spring apt to give you something to complain about or are you one who will welcome the rain so that you have an excuse to not do something you need to be doing? Share your thoughts with us…
Jeanne Claire Probst
IT’S RAINING AGAIN!
Written by Jeanne Claire Probst
I know we need the water so
Plants and gardens will thrive and grow,
But I personally don’t need the rain as I have maxed out the most I have wanted to “grow,”
Thank you very much and I thought I would let you know.
Thanks to bearing all my children,
I have done some “extra” body building.
Then add to this fact that it is raining again,
I have an excuse for not taking my daily walk, hello; you can’t walk in the rain?
My pants don’t fit any more and they have gone up a size or two,
Even though I do enjoy when I get praises from others and I often do,
About my little darlings and “Oh, they are so cute,”
This continuing to grow on my part is for the birds and I do not like this one bit, would you?
When it is raining, I can tell and I do not have to look outside.
When the weather man says it is going to be sunny, my body tells me if it is a lie.
Then I deal with my aches and pains brought about because of the rain,
Until the rain decides to move on and I welcome back the sunshine again.
But what would life be like if we didn’t complain,
About everything and anything…including the rain?
If you answer that “You might get to enjoy some real living,” well don’t let my answer surprise you,
Because for once, don’t be alarmed, but I am going to have to agree with you
Jeanne Claire Probst
The Fifteen Houses, a Novel
The Fifteen Houses is the first book of this new and exciting series to be published. Staged in the beautiful and scenic palate of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, in the early 1950’s, the main character delves into her reoccurring and discomforting memories of her younger, formative years. Searching for answers to questions that have resurfaced in her mind over and over again during her time away from her family, she seeks to find rhyme and reasons to her insecurities, anger, phobias, fears, and life’s choices. Julianne Marguerite, one of eleven children, is determined to uncover the “mystery” that resulted in the downfall of her family. As you turn the pages in the book, each series of memories, will open a different door, to the different homes, (“Fifteen” to be exact).
ABOUT JEANNE CLAIRE PROBST
Jeanne Claire Probst was born and raised in the New England state of Massachusetts, is retired an lives in Ludlow. She is excited to be fulfilling a life-long dream of writing a novel of which “The Fifteen Houses, a Novel” is her first published work.
Jeanne shares her poetry blog, “Thought and Poem,” on her Facebook Page: Jeanneclaire Probst that is aimed to encourage, comfort, and share with others what it feels like to be human! She is also doing her part in bringing awareness around bullying and finding solutions to redirect anger and disappointments and her blog: Breaking Down the Bully Wall – One Action at a Time can also be followed on Facebook.
For more information about the author, her book and poetry visit: