I Am Running, Running, Running

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I am running, running, running.
I am running up the stair.
But I’m never, never, never,
never getting anywhere.

I am running, running, running,
but I’m going nowhere fast.
Now I’m huffing, huffing, puffing,
as I’m out of breath at last.

I am standing, standing, standing,
with a grumble and a frown,
for the escalator beat me
and it’s taking me back down.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 2

 


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