The Girl Who Can Do Everything…Almost
March 8, 2016 3 Comments
Well, a lot of it, quite beyond me in three score and eight years I’ve seen yet!
This delightful piece is from Aditi Krishnan (11), quite appropriate for International Women’s Day.
Here we go:
Past the stars, and through the galaxy lies a planet called Flurp
And on this planet, there lives a very special girl, named Kurp
Now Kurp is a very special girl, for what you can think, she can do
And what you can do, she can too, but much better than you!
She can wiggle her nose and touch her toes
And count how far? Who knows?
She’ll win any game, has amazing aim,
She can perfectly hang a frame
She can touch the sky, she can twitch her eye
She can even fly! Who knows how high!
She can blow a balloon, she’ll bend a spoon
She can even play the bassoon!
Although there is one thing, Kurp just cannot do
She asks, ” How, oh how, do you tie a shoe?”
“You take the laces and tie a knot”
“Which lace? What knot? I think it got caught!”
“I can never do it! I will never do it!”
“Definitely not, just not if you quit”
“No! I will quit! You shall watch me!”
“But that will not help, you see?”
“So… if I try and try, and try once more…”
“And I keep trying until my arms are sore…”
“Then I will be able to do a whole lot!!!”
“Ok, so you take the laces and tie a knot…”
“And make the loops, and tie them too!”
“I did it! I did it! There’s nothing I can’t do!”
“I can….. win any race, I can dance through space,”
“And now I can tie my shoe lace!”
“I can fix any leak, I can hop through a creek,”
“And I’m amazing at hide-and seek!”
“I can beautifully sing, jump high as a spring,”
“I can do anything!”
Source: openclipart (knollbaco)