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The North Pole Journey

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The North Pole Journey

As we approached the ice bergs our ship seemed tiny
they towered high above us as we crept into the bay
we could see the Eskimo's and their sleigh's waiting
now we would complete the next few legs with them

Our goal is to reach and set up camp at the North Pole
loading our supplies onto the sleigh's and getting on
soon we were speeding along, the ground very bumpy
clinging on, ducking  branches as they whip  back and forth

A wonder world of pristine white and hues of various blues
only broken up by the line of trees glinting brightly green
large ravines off to the side, one slip and you would be gone 
to a cold icy grave buried forever in this lost icy world of snow

Onwards over the harsh landscape, we need to reach camp 
before its dark, to unpack what's needed for overnight stay
light a campfire settle and feed the husky's waiting patiently
cook and eat our food as we share a few beers and some jokes

All too soon its dawn, temperature is -20% we have to break
things free from the ice, before we can eat and pack up
husky's are linked up and ready, what a din they are making
so excited to get going, this is now the final stage before the pole

We fly down barely noticeable trails that twist and wind slurry
left behind us, half a days travel left not too far to go now
some we leave the tree line behind, in front nothing but snow
ice bergs so big you could lose a couple of houses inside them

At last we see the buildings ahead and people pouring out 
they will return to their own lands until it is time to relieve us
six months we will be here recording data about weather
and other things, watching polar bears and noting their habits

All this just for some insight and some data that will get buried
as for us well we have the open space, the freezing cold
each other to help past the long nights, day is only 6 hours
18 hours of dark, and fearsome storms that will be our lot    

Cut off now until spring returns and the reindeer return
they have wintered far to the south now coming back
they will give birth here on the icy plains of endless snow
and we will return to so called civillization until next year

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  1. Date: 8/28/2013 7:51:00 PM

    Within your poem I see great promise, Sometimes less is more. I've had to learn this myself in the pasted. Your visual is great I can read it and feel it. But you give two much info and drag it on when you don't have to. Because the real write of a poet is struggling to be simplied short and sweet dear. give it a try. cheri please understand I'm not trying to be mean or anything I see great potentical in your work.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 8/29/2013 4:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi Cherl Ty for your honesty and you are correct I did meander on a bit lol Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 8/28/2013 7:04:00 PM

    Loved your narrative that is both descriptive and lovely in language my friend.

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed Date: 8/29/2013 5:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh so sorry to hear that you've been ill my dear.Please send me an email asap and let me know whats going on with you. Connecting Singles seems to be down for the while so you can send me a soup mail. Love always my friend.
    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 8/29/2013 4:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    dearest M.M ty my friend and sry I have not been in touch for a few days have been quite ill although much better now. still feeling very weak. glad you enjoyed it but it needs more work I think Love Shadow xox smiles
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 6:54:00 PM

    Beautiful expressions on nasture and civilization

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 8/29/2013 4:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Dr Ram Ty much appreciate you taking time to read glad you enjoyed it Shadow x smile