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Author Name: Premiumskipinpin 5 Comments
Date Added: January 08, 2009 21:01:14 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Sixty years skiing down steeper inclines,

snowflakes tickling cheeks, melting on chapped lips,

cold North wind freezing toes and fingertips.

Adrenaline rushing a peaceful mind,

wanting to share each thrill for a lifetime,

with millions who are forced to inhabit,

those dry arid lands, hot and desertic,

deprived from sensations of such a kind.

Under the burning sun in desert sands,

why they live there, just cannot understand,

no chance of fleeing to a better land.

  Always fighting for shade, ever thirsty,

slaves of hardship and insecurity.

I pray them snowflakes and less misery.

Author's Notes:
Reflections after a day's lessons with different ethnic groups from dry arid countries, who have never seen snow, presently studying at Concordia & Loyola Universities of Montreal.
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Comment By: FreeSammie on January 9, 2009 10:21:04 PM Report
This makes me want to go skiing, great poem.

Comment By: FreeRoger Bacon on January 9, 2009 10:36:58 AM Report
Must of been interesting teaching these groups to ski but I'm sure you were up to the task at hand.  Spent the holidays in Vail, CO.  Perfect weather.  Only had one bad fall.  Happened right off the lift when my daughter lost her balance and grabbed me as I was putting my skies down. 
Comment By: FreeKenneth Hoffman on January 9, 2009 10:14:28 AM Report
Alas, non-existent or frozen, it's water they need.  Good poem.
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on January 9, 2009 10:04:34 AM Report
Raymond a very moving poem.....
I have missed you my friend...
Hugs ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeKimber Turpin on January 8, 2009 11:59:47 PM Report
Loved this piece!! Very descriptive and so full of imagery.



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