The American Dream

In spite of the obstacles, to advance
and claim your dream, a great prize worth winning;
to inspire the world with a song and dance
and send all of those nay-sayers spinning.

For this noble purpose alone I quest,
to answer when opportunity knocks;
I have the ambition, who needs the rest?
Those tired things are but stumbling blocks.

I can’t hold a tune, but deserve your ear;
My voice causes young girls and dogs to cry;
Further, I have no clear sense of rhythm.

But I have been working almost a year,
and besides, all that matters is you try –
Talent and training? No one else has them.

23 JAN 2003

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