Mountain of Madness
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A mountain madness, Colorado Springs'
Pike's Peak, some twenty miles to summit's top,
with roads like winding snakes that coil like rings
and at the open edge, steep cliffs of rock.
This mountain madness soon directs and reigns
along its highway somewhat heaven bound;
a narrow road with two-way traffic lanes
and many curves that zigzag and astound.
We held our breaths while driving, quite unnerved;
an hour and more to reach the mountain peak.
Just one wrong turn along a sharp, tight curve,
right off the cliff, we'd fly into a heap.
And, yes, this has occurred...a hazardous
slow, rugged ride that leads to awesome rise;
with mountain madness, you must pay with trust
and take your chances earning nature's prize.
And one more mountain madness to unfold,
we started out in warm, eighty degrees;
but when we reached the top, it was so cold
and snow was whirling with a blizzard 'breeze'.
Yes, mountain madness, Colorado Springs'
Pike's Peak, a steep, fourteen plus thousand feet;
America's most famous mountain brings
adventures to explore and goals to meet.
Sandra M. Haight
Sponsor: Julie Rodeheaver
Contest: Screwed XVII
Sponsor: Rob Carmack
Contest: At The Mountains of Madness
Sponsor: Timothy Hicks
When we visited Pike's Peak in 1995, the highway was not
paved and there were no barriers along the side. I believe most
of the highway is paved and there are barriers at some of
the curves today.
Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2016
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