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I stood upon the starting block,
     My Ma and Pa were proud;
When I dove in I belly flopped,
     It hurt and was quite loud.

My goggles slipped into my mouth,
     I couldn't breathe at all;
I choked and couldn't see a thing
     And crashed into the wall.

The people roared when I climbed out
     Just after I was done,
And they were pointing right at me-
     I thought I must have won;

But when I bent to take a bow
     The air felt strangely cool,
And I was awfully shocked to see
     My swim suit in the pool!

--William Shakespeery




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