• Mandella Green

2.14:The False Start

Updated: Jan 13






You'll be on y our way up!

You'll be seeing great sights!

You'll join the high fliers

who soar to high heights.


You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.

You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.

Wherever you fly, you'll be best of the best.

Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.


Except when you don't.

Because, sometimes, you won't.


I'm sorry to say so

but, sadly, it's true

that Bang-ups

and Hang-ups

can happen to you.


You can get all hung up

in a prickle-ly perch.

And your gang will fly on.

You'll be left in a Lurch.


You'll come down from the Lurch

with an unpleasant bump.

And the chances are, then,

that you'll be in a Slump.


And when you're in a Slump,

you're not in for much fun.

Un-slumping yourself

is not easily done.


You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.

Some windows are lighted. But mostly they're darked.

A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin!

Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?

How much can you lose? How much can you win?


And IF you go in, should you turn left or right...

or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite?

Or go around back and sneak in from behind?

Simple it's not, I'm afraid you will find,

for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.

"OH the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Suess

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