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Crazy Al

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Crazy Al

Oh c !
What am I doing here?

I can't see the bottom!
I'm not ready!

It didn't look this bad from the bottom!
The moguls are as tall as me!

Black diamonds are some kind of watermelon...
Al's run...Taos, NM

Did he die here?
Am I going to die here?

At the bottom smiling...
Let's go again!!!!!!!

©Donna Jones

* you can Google Al's run in NM, it is listed as one of the scariest ski runs in the world...
*  for anyone who hasn't snow skied before..black diamond runs are the difficult straight down ones...and 
    yes a type of watermelon haha 

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  1. Date: 5/20/2013 10:05:00 AM
    Thrill seekers welcome. To give it your best. They do crazy things, their hearts pound out their chest.

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 8:02:00 PM
    Hi Donna, Thank you for your congrats on entry in the crazy contest. Sorry not to see this make the list, I guess you just aint crazy enough lol, not sure if that's a good or bad thing. I liked your poem so congrats to you for that. Take care, Richard

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/7/2013 10:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are a kind soul to think of me....thanks...I just enter for fun so no biggy....much talent here....you included sir....nite...
  1. Date: 5/3/2013 7:07:00 AM
    I agree with Rachel, you have beautiful eyes. To me they are the windows of the soul. D.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/3/2013 9:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Dave...:-) I hope my soul is kind, I try very hard...
  1. Date: 5/3/2013 7:02:00 AM
    I don't know about Al's Run but For my mates 40th birthday I accepted a challenge to do every crazy water chute in Albufeira, Portugal. When I got to the Kamikazi [the name should have been a clue] I related to your poem!! God Bless. D

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/3/2013 9:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I love that word...mate...I can just hear you say it that way...so yes you can relate!!!! Thanks for stopping....
  1. Date: 5/2/2013 4:57:00 PM
    I never tried skiing down hill. Cross country skiing I gave that a half hour try, but fell with every step. Good luck on the contest Donna, and thank you for stopping by and your lovely comments. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/2/2013 5:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I think cross country would be harder....thanks for stopping...
  1. Date: 5/2/2013 1:30:00 PM
    Never been skiing myself, kids have and they loved it, good luck in the contest Donna, Take care, Richard

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/2/2013 5:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Richard...its just fun to try...
  1. Date: 5/2/2013 9:11:00 AM
    I don't ski but we have ski hills here in Sask. I had read this because i seen Al and that is my husbands name. lol love phyl

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/2/2013 5:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Phyllis and tell Al he has a ski run named after him haha...
  1. Date: 5/1/2013 6:44:00 AM
    Crazy is right! I've done lots of water-skiing before but not snow...

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/1/2013 7:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    PS..you and the misses can ride the enclosed trolley to the top and enjoy wine in front of a fireplace at the inn.
    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/1/2013 7:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You should and take the family...I've seen kids, like three..no poles, just skiing having a ball..they have no fear...they have huge open fields for beginners and its so beautiful...thanks for stopping...:-)
  1. Date: 5/1/2013 3:11:00 AM
    too old to try that Donna, but not to read your wondrous poetry...

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/1/2013 7:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well me too Harry, now...new poem...old experience!..thanks for your kindness...
  1. Date: 4/29/2013 7:41:00 AM
    hahaha, you scaredy cat. Your fear is very well portrayed and then courage is regained at the end. I like, very much. Entertaining poetry, Donna. My very best of luck to you in Richard's contest. :)

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/1/2013 7:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Delysia.....enjoyed your smile today..
  1. Date: 4/27/2013 9:12:00 PM
    Looks like your ready to ride the crazy train, Donna, we need your skills! See ya at the concert! ROCK ON! jimbo

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/27/2013 9:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank goodness for guardian angels and determination! See ya their my friend...
  1. Date: 4/27/2013 6:05:00 PM
    In my tropical-country-with-no- snow-at-all, moguls are just sweets deliciously sticking to the teeth... and black diamonds are black diamonds, I guess, but we've got none of them...:) As Andrea says, your notes helped a lot! Thanks for sharing! Kove, Hanitra

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/27/2013 9:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for reading and commenting dear friend..it is a beautiful sport and fun...
  1. Date: 4/27/2013 4:43:00 PM
    Very good, especially the first two lines... Jack

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/27/2013 9:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The same friends who took me on my first airplane ride talked me into this also...keep me smiling...
    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/27/2013 9:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yeah..those could apply to many places I've been Jack...
  1. Date: 4/26/2013 5:33:00 PM
    thanks for all the footnotes or I would never have gotten this one. For some reason, I was thinking it had to do with deep sea diving or something!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/26/2013 7:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well I guess this wasn't such a good idea..but it was the craziest most dangerous thing I've ever done on purpose...the moguls are big bumps made where people cut back and forth turning...if you don't get turned with them you plow head on straight into them like a brick wall..thanks for reading Andrea.
  1. Date: 4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
    This is an amazing and fun write my friend! I skied when I was young and I loved it then, but of course no black diamonds for me, just the blue intermediate ones, or was it red intermediate ones, I can't remember, it's been a long time! I'm impressed that you have done a black diamond, I don't think that I would try it, no sir! I skied at AngleFire CO, it was nice there too. I have never skied at NM before, but I won't, I'm done skiing! This is a fabulous poem my friend, Great Work!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/26/2013 4:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Russell...yeah its blue...at least ya got off the green huh??? Its so beautiful isn't it?? I used to ski all over CO too... it as you say the bones are getting old now...thanks....:-)
  1. Date: 4/26/2013 11:26:00 AM
    charmingly delightful with a sense of excitement... no, i'll never ski!... well done as always..:) huggs!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/26/2013 4:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh you should try...or you can take trolley rides up and back down for the views...it's awesomely beautiful...thanks for the kind words Nette
  1. Date: 4/26/2013 9:38:00 AM
    Yeah, you know Norwegians brag about that they are "born with skis" on the legs ...... (it is simply not true) ..... I'm not :) - Well done Donna! -oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/26/2013 4:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne Lise ...I took advise...and took lessons before I took to the slopes....it is important to know how..to stop!!!!