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Dan's thoughts on the upcoming season...

I will get things ready, my blowers and my tools. I suggest we all do likewise, or we all will look like fools
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Winter is just around the corner.. Jeff Turl/BayToday

Winter 2020/21...a winter like no other...

Winter is coming,

I feel it in the air.

There is no escape,

we do not have a prayer.

 

This year even snowbirds,

will recall what they forgot.

They will soon remember,

why they do prefer it hot.

 

I will get things ready,

my blowers and my tools.

I suggest we all do likewise,

or we all will look like fools.

 

There are those who cannot wait,

for the blanket made of white.

They’ve been ever ready,

since the last snow left our site.

 

The downhillers will be waxing,

their favourite skis or board.

Hoping they can get away,

to a place yet not explored.

 

The snowmobilers will be planning,

their routes on favourite trails.

They’ll be double checking,

their machines won’t suffer fails.

 

The fishermen of winter,

will be checking out their shacks.

And readying their augers,

so not to break their backs.

 

Not all winter enthusiasts,

will have this kind of luck.

This twenty twenty virus,

seems not to give a puck.

 

The indoor winter sports,

are sadly on the fence.

The skaters and the curlers,

will be on the defence.

 

The indoor tennis players,

will have to be on guard.

The serves and lobs and backhands,

may sadly be all barred.    

 

The bowlers may not throw,

those balls for strikes and spares.

The season may be in the gutter,

that’s how much this covid cares.

 

The cue sports too may suffer,

be it snooker or eight ball.

This year’s leagues of choice,

may not make it through the fall.

 

Of one thing I am certain,

for He does never fail.

I’ll find myself out shovelling,

Old Man Winter will prevail. 

 

Dan Bissonnette

North Bay, ON




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