The Way to Win / Poem | Tony Brassington

 

The Way to Win / Poem

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One day a group of boys
Decided to have a race
They chose to climb a great big tree
And set off at a pace

The rest of their friends gathered
To see the boys at play
They talked about it to themselves
“Will they make it?” “No way!”

They called up to the children
“You’ll never make it up that tree”
But the boys just kept on climbing
And said “just watch and you will see”

But the others, how they shouted
And thought the boys tried to ignore
They began to drop out one by one
Another, another and then more

But one boy kept on climbing
And made it to the top of the tree
He never lost faith but believed in himself
And said “this won’t defeat me”

The others were quite amazed
At the squirrel at the top of the tree
“How on earth did he do it?” they said
“Well”, said one, “he’s completely deaf, you see”

So the motto of this poem is
You can reach the top of the tree
Just don’t listen to what others say
Just believe in yourself and you’ll see……..

Unknown author.

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