WHEN I LET MY KID DIE 10,000 TIMES πŸ‚πŸ

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    Where my son is off playing with the neighbor kids on a brisk, Fall day
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    And I hear them laughing and shouting
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    And then I hear them talking about how one of them dies somehow in their game
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    And then another kid dies
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    And then they all die (there was an explosion, apparently. (Or perhaps young Fortinbras has just arrived))
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    And then, somehow, they are all alive again
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    And sound so light and cheerful
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    And for a moment
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    I think about the world
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    About terrorism and sickness and mortality
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    β€”Almost all the leaves are down nowβ€”
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    And I think about how to teach him about death
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    And about how "Game Over" really means game over
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    And that quarters cannot bring you back to life
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    β€”Soon it will be quite coldβ€”
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    But then I think, naaaaaaaaah
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    Let him play
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    Let him pretend to die 10,000 times
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    And,
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    For as long as he can,
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    Be
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    Immortal
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    πŸ‚πŸ