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Dumb Poem # 37 - Skiing

Updated on February 25, 2010

The first and last time I went skiing, I raced down a snowy hill, whereupon the ski hit a buried stump. Guess who did not go skiing after that. My friend, Al Kaeppel, who made this cartoon for me, never did explain to me how the guy got around that tree in the background.


"Skiing is the sport for me.
My skis are new, as you can see.
Powder snow is on the hills.
Here I go to get some thrills."

"Skiing lessons are for kids.
(These slopes are not the pyramids!)
I'll just keep my two knees tight.
(The book I read said that way's right.)"

"Hey! Skis go faster than I thought.
(I wonder what I've really bought???)
That ski book author was a clown.
He never mentioned UPSIDE-DOWN!"

"Yes, skiing is the sport for me
when followed up with surgery,
then ten weeks in full-body cast!
(I wonder if the snow will last???)"


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    • GusTheRedneck profile image

      Gustave Kilthau 8 years ago from USA

      Hello Julie...

      Good to know what pattern was used. The next thing I must do is to learn what an Aabb may be. As to those 4 stanzas, I was somewhat surprised as to the quantity of them. Back in my salad days I had a neighbor named Costanza, Perhaps he felt as one with those other Stanzas. At that time I did not know of those folks and so I did not ask Costanza about them..

      All in fun, coHubber. Thanks for checking that skiing poem out. I am still trying to figure out how the skier straddled that big tree!


    • juliereneephelan profile image

      juliereneephelan 8 years ago from Pullman, WA

      Hi Red Neck,

      Thanks for the vote of encouragement. In response to your inquiry regarding AABBCCDDD. Your poem has a pattern of AABB. You wrote this poem in four stanzas of four lines, and each stanza has two couplets. I like your poem.

      Happy Holidays,