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Flexible Flier

I ran, carrying my sled at my side and leapt into the air, pulling it under me as I flew.  For a split second there was no sound but it wasn't silent, my young mind was too filled with emotion to hear silence.  They called it "Suicide Hill", a steep and winding path with trees lurking close to the path and guarding every corner.

smiling boys climb
a steep white hillside--
red sled

My chest hit the deck and I caught my breath with no time for doubt as I screamed down the icy slope.  Cold wind tears filled my eyes.  The trees raced by and I squinted to clear my vision.  In what seemed like a second it was over, and the only sound that echoed was a racing heartbeat.

Craig Cornish
Jan. 19, 2013 for Debbies Haibun Contest

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  1. Date: 2/10/2013 2:38:00 PM
    Very descriptive work..Reads like the little boys had a great time..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 10:49:00 AM
    Craig, Congratulations on your winning "mixed up poem." Have yourself a nice day~ :-) xox~PD

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 2:51:00 PM
    Beautiful work..I was scared all the way down. Congrats. BG

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 11:18:00 AM
    I actually held my breath through the I like the finish and nice haiku. Enjoyable read..thanks. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 3:58:00 AM
    Big congrats Craig we had a fantastic sled as kids it got us into so much trouble xx

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 6:52:00 PM
    You know you did what you did to perfection ;) but heck I got Cyndi's BOOK? ;) was horribly hard to judge this when everyone did SO well! Congrad's hon and write me more next time! [I sound like Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors..more more] Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 4:41:00 PM
    Brings back memories, great poem, congrats on win!

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 8:13:00 PM
    I want to be on that sled, and be the kid again!! You took me on the ride! Thanks for taking me back in time!!

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 1:33:00 PM
    Wow! Incredible imagery! Fabulous write and now I feel like I need to quiet my own heartbeat! Exhilarating to read!! Loved it! Hugs, shar xoxo

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 1:31:00 PM
    Awesome Haibun!!! This brought back so many great memories of tobogganing as a kid. I think we all thought we were invincible :)

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 7:13:00 AM
    Excellent poem Craig, loved it. I expect to see this on the winners list.

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 6:01:00 AM
    I enjoyed this fun read my friend! Have a great day... Jack

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 12:13:00 AM
    this is GREAT, Craig!! It made me remember those days when I was so daring, racing down hills on sleds and all. Wow, I can't believe I once did that stuff!

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 4:19:00 PM
    interesting form

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 3:09:00 PM
    A fun read. Very enjoyable!

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 3:41:00 AM
    Reading your haibun gave me an educational experience for I am planning to enter Debbie's contest too. Though Debbie is the perfect person to judge it I'd say I find it really good. Wish you good luck in her contest.

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 2:03:00 PM
    soup mail xxxooo

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 12:28:00 PM
    Great job, Craig! Deborah will love this entry; my best wishes. Ruben.

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 10:59:00 AM
    beautifully written ,, Hope you enjoy reading this prose piece