By John Ross Harvey
We have just completed the Winter Olympic Games
Torino Italy was a shining moment
For many Canadian athletes
Athletes that unlike the USA and Italy
Are not paid for Medal performances
Athletes that love what they do
Athletes that care more about others than themselves
Clara Hughes won the 5,000 M long track speed skating event
On her very last lap, and fell in exhaustion
And complete happiness
To top this off she donated $10,000 of her own money
To a charity that helps children in less developed nations
Learn how to play various sports and games
Several other athletes which had winnings, donated them
A few corporations donated as well
I hope any corporations reading this donate even more.
I do congratulate all the medal winners like
Cindy Klassen and her 5 medals
As well as all the top 10 finishers, many that came 4th!
24 medals is very good considering
The Men’s hockey team did not win.
Let’s hope we have just as good or better results
When it comes home to Vancouver in 2010.
Thank you Team Canada
I think I speak for all of us to say
You make us Proud to be Canadian.