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  5.     

Antarctica

The wind that blows cold
across the ice-covered sea
is a southern and fearsome one
and the frosty, plantless,
treeless Antarctica freezes
with lack of the sun.

Many famous seamen
have said their goodbyes
to the seals and penquins who live
on the shore...a prominent
legend, Captain James Cook.
His ambition was the world
to explore.

Antarctica hides many resources
oil, gas and fish of the sea,
but the land is ice-capped
and barren, holding no joy
for humanity, and is no place
for the tourist to be.
 
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  6.     

America - Ellis Island

In days of long ago,
how did Europeans enter America?
I read the history and now I know.
They arrived at Ellis Island
at the mouth of the Hudson River
often on a sunny day, but sometimes
they would shiver.

The Island was given a second name...
'Isle of Tears' as when immigrants
failed the acceptance test, they
cried away their fears. But millions
of hopefuls were invited to set foot
in America, to live out their dreams
and fantasies forever and a day,
thankful for the gift which brought
success their way.

Beginning of the eighteenth century
Britain's Samuel Ellis gave his name
bringing more interest and immigrants
to an Island of prosperity and fame.
Mothers and fathers came with children,
I mention just a few... Irving Berlin,
Claudette Colbert, Sam Goldwyn,
Bob Hope, Al Johnson ~ and many more,
finding success through Ellis Island door.

Note: The Ellis Island is not used now,
having been declared a Natonal Historic
Site in 1965 by Johnson.
 
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  7.     

A Flood of Memories

Romantic nights of song and dance
Still live within my heart
And when I recall our ecstasy
Beautiful memories start.

In love, we waltzed beneath the moon
How foolish! I cannot deny...
Hand in hand and cheek to cheek
We left the world behind.

Such joy will never come again
For we are young no more.
And in golden dreams I clearly see
The way we were before.

The places where we used to go
Have crumbled now with time,
Gone has the old seat by the mill
And church bells never chime.

But love goes back a long long way
Maturing with the years like wine
And hand in hand and side by side
We still leave the world behind.
 
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  8.     

Fiji Islands

A trip to the far-off Fiji Islands
across the Pacific Sea
is out of reach - out of the question
for this writer's time is for Poetry.
Never to see those mighty mountains
and the Fiji woodland trees,
nor the University City of Suva
with its calm and gentle breeze.
But in autumn he may travel southward
to sands which are golden and
pebbles that shine, on little England's
nearby shore, where no volcanoes
blow the mind.
 
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