William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD

HOT CHOCOLATE ON THE ICE

Photo ©Copyright John-Ward Leighton
Photo ©Copyright John-Ward Leighton
I see once again the cocoa hay box
Filled almost to the sealed clamp top
From our field kitchen out on the ice
Warm smells came from the chocolate pot!

We pulled toboggans o’er the snow
As to winter warfare training we’d go
Our Army cooks they stirred the brew
Of powdered milk, sugar and cocoa too!

Mitted hands clasped each tin mess cup
Seeping heat warmed our cold hands up!
And it was almost forty two below
Making igloo blocks of windbreak snow

Back before skidoos and bombardiers
We pulled toboggans for many years
On island tundra we ventured forth
Establishing ownership of Canada’s North!

This poem was inspired by, “Confessional Hot Chocolate” ~ ©Copyright January 5, 2007 by John-Ward Leighton