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16 August 2005

The Teenage Gamer

The Teenage Gamer

Virtual worlds and fantasies
Ruled by kings and knights of old,
Envelope his bedroom cave
From the soft green monitor glow.

Empty Dr. Pepper bottles
Line the musty walls,
Along with crumpled Dorito bags
And candy wrapper balls.

Outside, al-Qaida threatens terror
While sirens scream and wail.
The girl he loves may not know his name
And blood and war are real.

But inside his bedroom fortress,
He becomes the mighty knight
The friend of kings and wizards,
Defender of honor and right.