Thomas Berry, noted eco-theologian,
Aldo Leopold, well-known conservationist and
George Washington Carver, world renowned scientist.
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The Peak= p>
By Ben Hart
Arendell Parrott Academy, 8th grade
Up the mountain I go,
Through the deep drifts of snow.
Carrying my rope and pack,
I wonder if I’ll ever come back.
The peak is shrouded in clouds,
As thunder claps and shouts.
With everything blanketed in white,
I can only feel the frostbite.
The peak is all for which I strive,
But I might not make it there alive.
I am on my last drop of water,
But still I am not deterred.
I start to fear for the worst
When my hunger outweighs my thirst.
But when the storm couldn’t get any more bleak,
I know that I’ve reached the peak.