One day a group of boys

Decided to have a race

They chose to climb a great big tree

And set off at a pace

The rest of their friends gathered

To see the boys at play

They talked about it to themselves

“Will they make it?” “No way!”

They called up to the children

“You’ll never make it up that tree”

But the boys just kept on climbing

And said “just watch and you will see”

But the others, how they shouted

And thought the boys tried to ignore

They began to drop out one by one

Another, another and then more

But one boy kept on climbing

And made it to the top of the tree

He never lost faith but believed in himself

And said “this won’t defeat me”

The others were quite amazed

At the squirrel at the top of the tree

“How on earth did he do it?” they said

“Well”, said one, “he’s completely deaf, you see”

So the motto of this poem is

You can reach the top of the tree

Just don’t listen to what others say

Just believe in yourself and you’ll see — Cara-May Harvey