Reach As Far As You Can.
“How high is the sky?” Asked the boy of his mum,
Engaging his inquisitive eye.
“That’s strange you ask, as I asked the same when I was a girl
And my mind was in a similar twirl.
I asked of your grandfather when he was old and wise.
The answer came as a complete surprise.
He said, ‘it was as low as you wanted it to be,
Or as high as the eye could possibly see.
It depended,’ he said, ‘on how high you could reach.
These things, to you, no one can teach.
Your grasp of the unknown is only limited by you,
By your desires and aspirations that belong to the few.
Be one of their number, reach far and long,
Then even the mistakes you make, will never be wrong!’
I didn’t, I’m only too sorry to say. I remained where I felt safe,
Never venturing too far or entering a race.
But you, my son, must go further than me.
Reach for that sky, reach as far as you can see.”
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