Monday, April 24, 2017

T's for Terry Fox |#AtoZChallenge



State Of Day. FC Barcelona, beating R.Madrid 3-2 yesrerday in the Bernabeu itself! one courageous La Lega night! Thank you guys, you needed the boost. 
I’m over the moon. 
And Messi! you are the man.
and by the way....that was his 500 goal!
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Why Hello There!
Here we go again!

Just kidding :p

Well, it’s the 24th of April and the letter for the A to Z challenge today is T.
And I write you a poem about one of my heroes, Terry Fox (July 28, 1958 – June 28, 1981) . 

The young Canadian athlete who in 1880 and with only one leg, embarked on a cross-Canada marathon to raise money and awareness for cancer research.
Terry suffered osteosarcoma. His leg was amputated as a result on 1977.


First time I heard of Terry was 6 or 7 years ago. I watched a movie, The Terry Fox Story, it was early in the morning.
I remember crying so much that day. He was forced to stop after 143 days, because of the cancer spreading , and eventually died. He was only 22 years old.

And it did Terry



And this is what fascinates me the most :)


Today his legacy continues in many forms including the annually Terry Fox Run, the world's largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research; according to Wikipedia; over $650 million has been raised in his name. One day I’ll run that marathon.

Terry Fox Mounament

Ottawa, Ontario


And as always when I find anything interesting I googled all I can about this brave young man. And the more I read about him the more I admired him.
Since then Terry became one of the knights in my tableround.
For you Terry.






Terry Fox
is powered
by an Elixir
I dream I hand
 Me



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And for the student poem Gwan is back with another peaceful and lovely cinquain, 'Trees' is 

your treat for the day.

 

Trees
Brown, tall
Help us breath
Animals live in them
Plants

By Gwan Hatim, 4C



Thank you.

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Cinquain is a non-rhyming 5-lined poem pioneered by Adelaide Crapsey (1878 - 1914). There are many ways to write it, weather relaying on the number of words or syllables in each line, which makes it always end up in a diamond-like shape. In this A to Z challenge I will be following the two and sometimes a mix of both types. I’ll also add some cute cinquains by my grade 4 talented students. Hope you enjoy our poetry.

1 comment:

  1. He was courageous. So tragic the death of one so young! Heartbreaking.

    Great poem by Gwan. Cute. Liked the last two lines especially :)

    Have a great day.

    Nilanjana
    Madly-in-Verse

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