Don’t get too close to the sun, for you will fall
Don’t get to close to the water, for you will drown
Instead stay on the ground, just safe and sound.
So he did.
Day by day, he’d waste his life away
Blinded by the sun
Immersed into the waves that crashed against the shores
Don’t get too close to the sun, for you can’t fly
Don’t get too close to the water, for you can’t swim
Instead stay on the ground, where you might win
So he stayed.
He stayed on the ground, safe from the wind.
And life dreaded on
And one day he looked around while everything was safe and sound
He started to drown
Not in the shallow waters
He drowned inside himself, drowning in the pools of regret and sorrow
So he got up, and got out
And he flew far away, but he fell
He got too close to the sun, and he fell
He didn’t fly too close to the sun because he thought he could
He flew because he was told he couldn’t