Chief player inspires poetry

I really enjoyed your story on Chilliwack Chief Mike Berry.

Re: Berry blasts bombs on Chilliwack power play (Progress, Oct. 13. I really enjoyed your story on Mike Berry, I am his #2 fan in Florida and have been watching his progress for years. I see great things for Mike and I have even written a poem regarding him and hockey. Am sending it to you, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did writing it.

He Grew To Be Lightning Fast

He was born to a family

Way to the north.

All he ever wanted to do

Was shoot a puck or two

 

He could skate better than he could walk

So he practiced and practiced

As hard as he could,

Just so he could shoot a puck or two.

 

Into a fine young man he grew

At least 6? plus two

He played and played all through school

Just so he could shoot a puck or two.

 

He grew to be lightning fast,

As his slap shot is 90 or more

And his team knew

He could shoot a puck or two

 

So in the future, when you watch him play

Just know that he plays and plays

Just so he can shoot a puck or two

For you

 

Linda Franklin

Dunnellon, Florida