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The Hoopsnake

December 13th, 2013 · No Comments

A Poem for you: Well it’s that time of year again here in Alberta, so so cold, we have to be aware of our “Hoopsnake”…Take a look…..

The hoopsnakes linger in the icefields of Canada.
Fiercely slithering through barren caves forming
traces of tracks in predators graves. Canada’s
hoopsnake leaves nothing to the imagination,
it devours quick without hesitation.

In Canada’s coldest region, Baker Lake,Nunavut.
Living among, Muskox, caribou ,wolverines, jack
rabbits, siks siks and artic hares, the hoopsnakes
fierce and deadly…the king of icefields medley.

Lone creatures, a tailless lot, eyes of fire, blood sought.
Wherever the hoopsake trails along,, bloodied path
share a grusome song. Our forebearers tried to rid
the land of it’s thirst of blood with tired hand.

Alas Canada’a hoopsnake lives on in the crisp and quiet
each day. Awaiting it’s victims unaware to step in its tracks
along the way. Beware when you visit our icefields, beware
my friends night and day. Our hoopsnakes will find you
and surely carry you away.

Written by: Melvina Germain

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