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Spring Showers

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Spring Showers

Living on a mountain top in Vermont "Spring Showers" are very dangerous
With several feet of snow still covering the rocky terrain above the tree line
a recue unit is always prepared for the fools that climb the cliffs; unprepared
They pay no heed to the weather report: Spring Showers today and tomorrow
on top of a mountain the rain falls and creates tiny rivers under the snowdrifts
A slow rain tears the bottom layer of snow away with a sheet of ice at its base
The potential now for an Avalanche just rose 80%.Are there fools climbing today?
every fifteen minutes, the rescue squad check their gear. The thermo body raps,
Snowshoes, Snow spikes, heat sensored depth poles,helmets with red, yellow,
and green push on lights, two way radios;checked batteries,Coffee and Whiskey
When one lives up here long enough; You can hear the snowdrifts : drifting
It has been raining for almost 48 hours,as raindrops keep falling my fears rise
Down in the Valleys, they cherish the April Showers,looking forward to May Flowers
I have to go now and call on my ham operator radio for assistance.The alarm is
ringing, the Snow is rumbling down the side of the Mountain.You asked to tell why
we do or do not like Spring Showers. I will tell YOU when and if I Return.

April 15, 2013 for the Contest : "Spring Showers" Sponsored by "Russell Sivey"

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  1. Date: 4/21/2013 2:19:00 PM
    Another superb poem. Brilliant imagery and precise descriptions of the avalanche. Reminds me of days growing up in Utah, as a snow skier. Love this spectacular poem and again, the last line masterfully delivered

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 5:39:00 AM
    Great work that speaks of the dangers of spring showers in some areas..Enjoyed reading the very descriptive work..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 6:39:00 PM
    Wow...suspenseful..... great Harry...congratulations.. Donna

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 9:11:00 AM
    Daniel, Congratulations in Russell Sivey's "Spring Shower" contest. Nothing lovelier than the fresh felling of spring approaching. *Always & Forever~LINDA