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Don't play with fire...

The small lizard lay incognito
As I walked in for a sandwich
I took out some bread, cheese,
and pepperoni too,
And as I failed at making a pizza,
there it was,
the no longer hidden lizard,
Inside the empty vase,
Which my dad had left outside.

I remember a time in need of guidance,
I remember a time in need of orders,
Where I did what I was told,
Where I knew no better,
But a new time has come,
It is time to grow older.

Is it time to grow older?
I wonder, where was I?
How did it all go by this fast?
I'm still in school,
I'm still young,
I'm still a kid,
who tells his father,
don't leave the vase out,
the lizard's may come in.

The roles will change,
From father to son,
to son to father,
and although not yet,
I know at some point,
My parents will need of me,
As I needed of them,
For what seems like,
an eternity.

So as my father walks by,
I sit here wondering,
Will he ever go back,
Will he ever forget?
Will I ever have to say...
No Dad, Don't play with fire.



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