I said to the World, "I've arrived.I, Kate Bloomfield, have come at last."
The World paid no attention.
I said to the World, "Hey World, here I am!Don't you understand?It's me, Kate Bloomfield."
The World ignored me.
I took myself into a corner.
"Guess what?" I whispered. "I made it.You know ... Kate Bloomfield."
My Self bellowed, "YeaaaAAY, Kate!"And spun six somersaults up the middle of Main Street.
The World turned.
"What did you say?" said the World.
I paid no attention.
After all, I gave it its chance.
It's not my fault that it missed me.
By Jean Little