Old Lessons

A ornate abstract marble with blue and gold tones throughout

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I learned to stack blocks, and bust blocks for ghosts

and I could cruise USA from coast to coast

and I don't want to boast, but I can make toast

with an incredible machine that does it better than most.

Plumber brother practicing the jump and run,

and it's unreal what I do with a plasma gun.

Mega taught me the importance of bringing the right one

Kirby showed the right tool gets the hard fights done.

I learned how to strategize, and how to plan ahead

'cause in the age of empires, it's always alert red.

Get the chills when I hear nuclear launch detected,

but with my missile commands, they get deflected.

Reflexively, I will flex the keys,

and land the lunar lander with a dexterous ease.

I can dock at star stations, and sign treaties

between galactic empires and rebellious species.

I've built coasters and cars, houses and mansions

I've played in a band and I've done some dancin'

I've saved the helpless, the city, the planet then

lost the save and got right back out and at it, and

I've ground out the levels, I've caught them all

I can rock the league with my monkey ball.

Look for me when I'm last man standing tall

when the world's in need, I'm the one they call.

I can rock a halo but not above my head,

I can lead a team to survival when we're all left for dead,

I can run the rooftops dancing on the mirror's edge

and when I put you in the air I'm grabbin' to the ledge.

My raid group is grand master,

my speed runs are faster

I stutter step my tempo to interrupt your flow

cause I'm not a belly pickin' button masher.

I'm not that into gore, but this killing floor

has a bit of red and it could use some more!

I'm making mischief on my way to the top score

so I'm taking your boat and leaving you on the shore.

And I planted C4 on the truck back there

then left it in open air just to see if they dare

and when they do, I'm think I'm gonna fill the air

with some pyrotechnics and some tufts of hair!

I show up to blow it up that's the plan of attack

Don't look confused at this fuse just take a step back,

while I fire up a spinfusor and lay down the trap.

Just get ready to move, we're going for the cap!

Before you boom about how it's rotting our brains,

take a moment to see the lessons in these video games.

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Art and Writing: 
Yamen
Fractal rendered with Fractorium.