Dread is best avoided if you can,
Wasting so much energy day by day.
Instead, just you sit there deep in thought,
Forewarned is forearmed, so they say.
Picture the enemy in your head,
Devise a plan to fight him with some friends,
Know he is no easy target, he,
Be prepared for all the bullets he sends.
Meanwhile, build your strength up and take heart,
Keep yourself as fit as fit can be,
Slowly lift one leg up and just watch,
Your foot from out the mud emerge, you'll see.