Winter Doggerel!

 

Skating Practice

© 2014 Mollie McKibbon

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Thump, bump- I’m on my rump.

O what a place to be,

While all around me spin the ones

So gracefully at ease.

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Thump, bump- I’m down again.

Alack and oh, alas.

Doing figure eights on their skates,

I watch those athletes pass.

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Thump, bump – I’m such a lump

Of misery on the rink.

If only the ice would crack or melt,

From sight I’d gladly sink.

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Thump, bump – it’s such a pain

To be the only one

Who can’t stand up on her skates

And join in all the fun.

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Slide, glide – so that’s the trick

To staying on your feet.

Persistence pays in many ways

To make one’s life complete.

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Oh whee!  Look at me

Sailing cross the ice.

I’m speeding by so very fast

That stopping won’t be nice.