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> Hockey

Crash!

Bash!

Slash!

Trip!

Check!

Beam!

Crack!

Pow!

Boom!

Skate!

Slice!

Ice!

Clack!

Bonk!

Ow!

Oops!

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

eeeeeeeennnnnnnnggggg!!!

> Medusa

Oh - Medusa, Medusa,

how filthy are you!

Your snakes are so scary that

Zeus would run away from you!

I hate to say this to a girl

but the word "ugly" fits for you!

Your hair of slithering monsters

smells like rotten cheese

on the floor for a thousand years!

You're just like a Halloween story walking around!

-- Jacob K. Virchau, age 10, grade 5, Iroquois Intermediate School, Elma

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