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Michael Shmerkin

The sports page doesn't praise you
There are gold medalists to glorify
But you were strong enough to bring skating to Israel
Strong enough to be a one-man Olympic team
And to skate as a tribute to Yitzhak Rabin
Who you admired and missed
At the end of your program you cried for him
You are as brave as any star
But they don't talk about you
They don't applaud you
So I will
- Laurel

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