I know things now.

Mother said, “Straight ahead”
Not to delay or be mislead
I should have headed her advice
But he seemed so niceAnd he showed me things
Many beautiful things
That I hadn’t thought to explore
They were off my path
So I never had dared
I had been so careful
I never had cared
And he made me feel excited
Well, excited and scaredWhen he said, “Come in!”
With that sickening grin
How could I know what was in store?
Once his teeth were bared
Though, I really got scared
Well, excited and scaredBut he drew me close
And he swallowed me down
Down a dark slimy path
Where lie secrets that I never want to knowAnd when everything familiar
Seemed to disappear forever
At the end of the path
Was Granny once againSo we lay in the dark
‘Til you came and set us free
And you brought us to the light
And we’re back at the startAnd I know things now
Many valuable things
That I hadn’t known before
Do not put your faith
In a cape and a hood
They will not protect you
The way that they should
And take extra care with strangers
Even flowers have their dangers
And though scary is exciting
Nice is different than goodNow I know: Don’t be scared
Granny is right, Just be prepared
Isn’t it nice to know a lot!
And a little bit not

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