Of Empty Slopes and Polar Bears
Author thumbnail By Connie Lawn, DCSki Columnist

In our beautiful region, the slopes are nearly bare;
There are mud puddles while the snow should be here.

Parts of New England and Europe are in a similar state;
Many slopes are so empty they barely rate.

Further North, the polar bears are also deprived;
If their ice melts, their species may not survive.

What is happening to our beautiful land?
When will mankind march to an environmental band?

My heart is sad for the ski areas which are having such a rough time;
I probably make it worse with my tribute in rhyme.

But, I know you will soon bring us cold, and white-covered slopes.
We will be there in force, as you fulfill our winter hopes.

Photo provided by Matt Lees.
About Connie Lawn

When she wasn't skiing, Connie Lawn covered the White House as a reporter since 1968.

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