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SOCIAL STUDIES DIARY

Ten Below

When It's Ten Below

 

When it's ten below you car won't go,

So stay inside and there abide

 

When it's ten below it won't snow,

But frosty winds are sure to blow

 

When it's ten below the ice grows thick,

Making everything a little slick

 

When it's ten below it's a world of ice and snow,

It's a time of slumber from worldly cares and woe

 

When it's ten below everything is slow,

There's no need to run to and fro

 

When it's ten below frosted windows provide a silvery show,

Nature designs her etchings that give off a translucent glow

 

When it's ten below the sky is filled with a heavenly glow,

The lakes are frozen over and the shallow streams cease their constant flow

 

When it's ten below the winds are a factor don't you know,

Temperatures plunge to thirty below and it can last for ten days in a row

 

When it's ten below most creatures find it dire,

To survive, most humans find shelter near some form of fire

 

When it's ten below city life slows to a crawl,

Breaking pipes and heaving ground leads to an emergency call

 

When it's ten below the cold enhances every sound,

Trees snap, wheels groan, ice cracks, horns blare, whistles shrill, voices carry, and feet crunch along the snowy ground

 

When it's ten below greater demands come to the fore.

There's a constant searching for shelter, food, fuel and everything more

 

When it's ten below it's not a time to despair,

It's not an ending but a new beginning; spring is in the frozen air.

 

Finis

 

The Professor

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