Ever
    Since I was a
  Child,I had an odd
    Ambition,
    Looking back I realise, it was
  A crazy mission. But finally, after
  Today, I
   Own my golden crown! For I have earned the prize by
  Running up…..………..………………..………………

This is one of those shape poems that creates a dilemma ; do you read from left to right, in which case you are reading up the page, or do you start at the top of the page and read down? Try both, and you'll realise that only one way makes sense.

Have you spotted that the bold letters spell "escalator" and that the escalator is going down. So now do you understand the relevance of the words "running up instead of down" at the end of the poem ?- they are going in the wrong direction against the escalator!

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