A Dance on Top of the World
New York lay deep in financial crisis.
Old, dirty, and full of skyscrapers,
Petit said "I love it."
This love brought a dream,
to make the impossible, possible.
He knew without this dream, death
would surely come.
It was time to make dreams reality.
One hundred and sixty feet in the air,
Petit stepped on the wire.
Overwhelmed by simplicity,
he made eight crosses.
Walking on air,
he heard the crowd cheering below.
A man said "this is incredible,"
and indeed it was.
When it was time to close the curtain,
Petit stepped off the wire,
leaving the world spellbound,
and himself an accomplished man.
Never will it be forgotten,
this dance on top of the world.