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Topic: Illustrate the meaning of “Don’t Try to Walk before You Can Crawl” (without using the actual phrase or literal example). (01/17/08)
TITLE: Mother Gets It Right
By Verna Cole Mitchell
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ADD TO MY FAVORITES
About my great new plan.
You’re going to be so proud of me;
You’ll be my biggest fan.
I’ve never tried to write before,
But I’m convinced I can.
I’ll start with a biography
Of some important man.
Then you can watch while I progress
As writer of renown,
My interviews upon TV.
I’ll be the toast of town
I don’t need any writing class;
I’m ready to jump in.
For sure, I’ll be a huge success
And lots of prizes win.
On research I won’t waste my time.
Who cares about the past.
I’ll make the facts up as I write
From first word to the last.
I don’t know many grammar rules
For proper use and such.
If punctuation’s not correct,
It will not matter much.
Some folks have tried to caution me.
They say to start out slow.
I answer them, “That’s not my style,”
As hurrying I go.
For patience, practice, process, too,
I have no earthly use.
And if I skip a step or two,
I will not make excuse.
What’s that you say? “The Bible says
‘Seek wisdom God provides.
Do not be wise in my own eyes,
But follow where He guides.’”
Forgive me, Mom, for silly pride,
For wanting easy fame.
I’m glad that when I act the fool,
You love me just the same.
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