They heard some legends of it,

Some folk songs, Some tribal tales of it.

Foolish they were, they confused it with reality,

They had dreams, they didn’t care for actuality.

They were not kids anymore,

It was not cute anymore.

People told them stories,

Warned them against such theories.

Yet they took the leap, said they wanted to try,

Deluded and derenged, they thought they could fly.

And look what the fools did,

Look my smart kid,

Look outside the window of your airplane,

Can you picture them, running in the clouds

With their silly little wooden plane?

Those two wrongs,

We call them Wright Brothers,

It’s the foolishness they tried

That you are flying inside.



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