Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Poem: No Failure Today

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?  
I was inspired by this quote to write the following poem.

No Failure Today
But of course you can fail, 
Is what you might say,
But what if I say
That’s not true today?

Today I am free
To try something new,
Dance, dream and sing,
 Bid worries adieu,

Today there are no
Buts, ifs or maybes,
Today there is only
Yes, I’ll succeed,

So, what will I do
On this magical day?
What will I try?
What will I say?

I’ll give a grand speech
To thousands of fans,
I’ll hold a big snake
In the palm of my hand,

I’ll jump from a plane
With a 'chute on my back,
I’ll drive a fast car
On the world’s fastest track,

Maybe I’ll surf
On a mountain high wave,
Or wind through the jungle;
I’ll be oh so brave,

I’ll travel to China
and walk the Great Wall,
Maybe I’ll even
Grow seven feet tall,

I can do all these things;
no worries for me,
Don’t tell me I'll fail,
'Cause I won't,
You will see.

1 comment:

  1. This is so touching, Rita. And again you are channeling your inner Dr. Seuss. You are a master at meter and a master of meaning. I know Dr. Seuss took pains to create his works, writing and rewriting and rewriting. I wonder about your process. You make it look so easy!