Up From The Ashes

Emergency, turbo-powered spirit-lifting:

Every bursted bubble has a glory.
Each abysmal failure makes a point.
Every glowing path that goes astray,
Shows you how to find a better way.

So every time you stumble never grumble.
Next time you’ll bumble even less.
For up from the ashes, up from the ashes, grow the roses of success!

For every big mistake you make be grateful.
That mistake you’ll never make again.
Every shiny dream that fades and dies,
Generates the steam for two more tries.

There’s magic in the wake of a fiasco.
It gives you that chance to second guess.
Then up from the ashes, up from the ashes, grow the roses of success.

Disaster didn’t stymie Louis Pasteur.
Edison took years to see the light.
Alexander Graham knew failure well;
He took a lot of knocks to ring that bell.

So when it gets distressing it’s a blessing.
Onward and upward you must press!
Yes, Yes!
Till up from the ashes, up from the ashes, grow the roses of success.

Up From the Ashes. Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman. Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang. 1968.

About Andrea

Andrea Ross was diagnosed with breast cancer October 6, 2009 and intends to survive and thrive. You can read more from Andrea here.

  • http://www.zorgamazoo.com Rob Weston

    I'm always up for a little rhyme! Hope all's well, you two. PS: I've been singing your praises up and down as the utmost pinnacle of “how to get your kids into reading.” I point folks to JOMB whenever I get that question. Very glad to see you're doing well. Rob

  • http://www.WeCanRebuildHer.com Andrea Ross

    Thank you, Rob. And we continue to sing the praises of Zorgamazoo (in the meat world, rather than the online world). Bayla's grade 3 class is currently reading our copy. And we're still waiting for another fabulous rhyming kidlit novel from you….

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