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The child looked up
and saw
Mommy and daddy
didn't know
the Queen and the King
didn't know
the whole kingdom
didn't know
He almost
was ready to search
for who knew
when in his sudden
haste he stopped
gave it further thought
and sat out
the great disappointment
the hero in him
rescuing himself
from further pursuit

Irwin R. Shaw - July 29th 1986