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I hike as I've hiked a thousand times gone But curved like a serpent, the path that I'm on The scrunching of steps in the snow as I walk Tick off precious seconds of time as they mock The night swallows minutes, as they swallow me Hard payment, in lifeblood, for mortality ... The magical mood of a white-spattered sky A dance, drifting soft, as the wink of an eye Small heavenly jewels of a winter sky's weep And crystalline tears of the season's cold creep Soft, tickling my face with memories, frozen The frosty reminders of fates that I've chosen ... - Thus, leaving the plane wreck behind in a storm I set out in hopes of some refuge that's warm And now, three days hence, air whispering death I'll trudge steady-on 'til my last icy breath ... For should I end up in this cold, barren ground Ah, blessed will I end, with such beauty around ... In the midst of a providence few ever know ... Enchantingly baptized ... by a heavenly snow! ~ 5th Place ~ in the "Action Adventure" Poetry Contest, Chantelle Anne Cooke, Judge & Sponsor.

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Date: 5/18/2020 3:31:00 PM
Expertly portrayed in perfect rhyme Greg! This beauty shines! Congratulations on your win! Blessings xxoo
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Date: 5/18/2020 1:14:00 PM
Greg, this one is magical! Being a SoCal guy, snow is a rare and very enchanting event, so I really feel the charm of this ode to snow. My fave was "Small heavenly jewels of a winter sky's weep / And crystalline tears of the season's cold creep", but I loved it all. Congrats!
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Date: 5/18/2020 11:38:00 AM
This one is enchanting, thrilling and mesmerizing at the same time with soothing imagery. Congratulations on your win :)
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Date: 5/17/2020 6:55:00 AM
Wow. Definitely a fave. It's beautiful, whimsical, enchanting and filled with words that adorn the poem, carefully portraying insights and inspirations most only dream of. I do so love it. Thank you for sharing this gem. Love to you, Gina
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