I taught myself a brand new trick.
It’s known by all the greats!
It takes a lot of practice, but
I learned to spin the plates!
To keep them balanced on the poles,
I spin them fast and faster.
If I slow down one tiny bit,
Get ready for disaster!
I’m pretty good, I must confess,
But there’s a ways to go.
I’ve got to be the best before
The all-school talent show.
And so I’ll keep on spinning plates—
I’ve got to be the winner!
Just keep a towel handy,
’Cause it makes a mess at dinner!