Oh, I knew better,
Knew better than all of them;
I wanted to launch-out,
It wasn’t just a whim!
So, on a sunny day,
I put my baseball cap upon my head;
A light jacket would be plenty,
Then, down the street…I fled!
It was quite the adventure,
That I set out…upon;
Strange surrounds and people,
More than I had planned on.
But, I wasn’t scared,
Although my stomach began to ache,
So, I hurried on…on my journey.
This time that my tummy ached,
I knew for sure that I was hungry;
What should I do now?
Now, it was beginning to get scary!
And, I was getting sleepy,
It must be time for my nap;
This is what I told myself,
But, big boys don't take naps.
Still, my eyes began to close,
Under this tree…I will lay;
When I am rested…I’ll move on,
That’s what I did say!
Very soon…it seemed,
Someone was leaning over me;
“Wake up, little boy…wake up”,
The Officer said to me.
Oh, my goodness…I’m in trouble,
And, my heart skipped a beat;
Then, I remembered…I’m hungry,
My tummy wanted to eat!
“Far from home…aren’t you?”
The Officer asked;
Did I look lost to him,
Or was it just his job…his task?
“Let’s go to the Station,
And we’ll see if you are lost”;
What could I do…I was apprehended,
I couldn’t escape…no matter what the cost!
Oh, they were waiting for me,
The Sargent…with a smile upon his face;
A cone of ice cream was given to me,
All fear…it erased!
And, with a rush…from the front door,
Mom and Dad came inside;
They were so happy I was found,
Their arms…they opened wide!
Now, it was good to be going home,
But, remember my story…too;
If some day you decide to take a walk,
RUN AWAY…isn’t the thing to do!
June 3, 2004
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