Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

Team Spirit Conquers Roof Of The World - Poem by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

honoured are our sports heroes
especially our believed All Blacks
decades legendary team spirit

we view them in internationals
epic test matches against Springboks
Wallabies great Rugby nations

chasing elusive pig skin with skills
in national international matches
which makes kiwi blood boil pride

we watched an Auckland bee keeper
explorer mountaineer philanthropist
forge a route through the treacherous

Khumbu Icefall later breach 12 metre
virgin rock face the 'Hillary Step' in
Himalayas near apex Mount Everest

summit as Edmund Hillary wedged
his way up a crack in face between
rock wall the ice to climb on up past

till finally 'A few more whacks
of the ice axe in the firm snow,
and we stood on top.' Conquerors

Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay
in 1953 had summited Everest
a team effort Tenzing a few years

later revealed Hillary had put his foot
on the summit first but in true blue pride
kiwi spirit shared fame on roof of world

sharing fame on roof of the world
is kiwi team spirit iconic expected
sharing fame true measure success

Copyright © Terence George Craddock

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  • (12/7/2011 7:52:00 PM)

    Team spirit at its best Terry and the first man on top of Everest a mighty goal indeed,
    All blacks and cricket I can feel your pride in the national sides, you deserve to be proud...great poem for New Zealand...regards
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 4, 2011

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