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Corey Vehafric

†My Teachers

 

When Mom told me not to stick the knife in the outlet,

 

I did it anyway and now my hand is burnt.

 

When Dad said donít climb on the bookshelves,

 

I climbed to the top shelf and now my arm is broken.

 

When Mom said donít eat too much junk food,

 

I said too bad and now my stomach hurts.

 

When Dad said running with scissors was a bad idea,

 

I ran as fast as I could and now I have 13 stitches.

 

When Mom said I should be careful in love,

 

I said whatever and now I am nursing a broken heart.

 

It sometimes took more than words

 

to teach me a lesson.

 

And in order to help me fly,

 

My parents first had to watch me fall.

 

And now theyíre telling me to be careful in the world,

 

as I start my own life.

 

And Iím saying to them,

 

Donít worry, you taught me well.

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