Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Mountains Grow So High

By Blake Reher

Mountains grow so high
Hard to believe they aren’t alive
Erosion brings them back to earth
It's all apart of Earth’s rebirth

Nothing stays in these shifting sands
Tectonic plates shape our lands
Coloradoans’ admire their snow capped peaks
Glad to see them; and climbing them is a treat.

Artwork © Blake Reher

Poet's Bio
Blake has earned his black belt in Kempo Karate, and is active in Boy Scouts. Blake’s real passion is paleontology and geology. He attends both Cheyenne Mountain Junior High and the HillSprings Learning Center.  Blake’s dyslexia does not dampen his goal of attending college and studying Geology.  He is an active Junior Member in the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society.  He volunteers in Science Fairs, Cool Science, Family Geology Day and other outreach programs.  He has co -presented a program on Volcano’s with Steven Veatch, his mentor.  Blake has written several poems and articles that have been published in newsletters.  Although writing is a challenge for Blake he really likes the accomplishment of researching topics and completing papers. 

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