Don't Play Me

Soul Poetry

Gone the way of Atari,

Cabbage Patch

and Teddy Ruxpin,

replaced by PS2,

Bratz and Tickle Me Elmo.

I too have become

a fond recollection

in your toybox of memories,

pushed aside

for the latest craze.

I'm not a novelty fad,

to be tossed aside

when you are done


and amusement has worn away.

I won't sit on any shelf,

collecting dust,

a long forgotten

favorite pastime.

Don't play me,

for you'll be hard-pressed

and long waiting

to find another version

as timeless as me!

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