Philippe Petite: The Go-Getter
He practiced and practiced,
he set his sights on the towers.
Fall after fall, he learned it all.
Then he left for America to chase his dreams.
When he finally arrived he spent months,
plotting his great escapade.
To get to the top,
he pretended to be a construction worker.
Two-hundred and fifty feet of rope,
is what it took.
Overnight he sneaked his equipment up,
and set up his stage.
He thought it was impossible,
but he did it anyways.
On August Seventh, at seven a.m.,
he begun the show.
He was up there for forty-five minutes,
eight passes later he decided the show was over.
He was then arrested but all charges were dropped.
His only sentence was to preform.
Philippe Petite was a go-getter,
a dying breed. He chased his dream,
although he saw it impossible.