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If you should find yourself lost in a book,
Where certainly no one would think to look,
Follow these tips to keep yourself safe,
From witch, or from troll, or cold-blooded snake.

Be Helpful
If someone should ask you for a helping hand,
Help without thinking, do not be grand.
Chances are, they will later come back,
to assist you from a confusing trap.

Listen
If you’re given advice, listen or be doomed,
Even if it comes from an animal,
However degrading, I am sure you will find
it is highly preferable to stay alive.

Be Cunning
While there are those who mean you no harm,
There are the people on the other arm,
Most would eat you without a regret,
So stay alert to keep safe from them.

Stick to the path,
don’t open the door,
keep away from that cottage,
or we’ll see you no more.
Follow these hints,
and you will be safe,
but beware if the rules you ignore and break.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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KillerButterfly said...
May 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm:
Simply Marvelous! I cannot say how much I loved this! 
 
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Meli(: said...
May 2, 2010 at 1:26 pm:
HOW COOL!!!! This was awesome :D Great job!
 
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SavvyLane said...
Apr. 20, 2010 at 9:44 pm:
This is good :)
 
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thugggaasouras said...
Apr. 14, 2010 at 9:06 am:
i likee this poemm .
 
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Suck Itt said...
Apr. 12, 2010 at 1:15 pm:

<font color="blue"I like ittt, kepp it up. but to much imagination :0</font>

 

 
FrydaeXIII replied...
Jul. 14, 2010 at 9:49 pm :
Excuse me? TOO MUCH imagination?
 
SilentEternity replied...
Feb. 6, 2011 at 1:06 pm :
Theres no such thing as to much imagination..
 
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Lanier42This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Apr. 1, 2010 at 10:37 am:
Haha. This was funny in a weird way. I really liked it.
 
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justbe-3 said...
Mar. 28, 2010 at 5:40 pm:
Cool concept. you have a wild imagination!
 
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taylor_rae said...
Mar. 13, 2010 at 5:50 pm:
i absolutly love this poem i love how you made it with ryming words!!!<<<<love it when poems sound good and ryme but still make since
 
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bmmseh said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 9:41 am:
I really likedd this poem! It was amazing and I liked all the rhyming words! THe ending was pretty cool, too!!!
 
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bmmsac said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 9:28 am:
i enjoy this poem!!!
 
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BMMSrc said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 8:01 am:
I loved this poem. Really good.
 
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BMMSkf said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 8:00 am:
I love fairytale endings kinda. I love the very last line of the poem. It really puts signature style on it. And I really like the ryhming in it. Ill keep this one in mind. lol
 
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Emokittiycut This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 25, 2010 at 3:53 pm:
i absolutly loved it!! i love how you ended the poem on a theatrical note. the whole poem was just austounding. check out a few of mine and let me kno watcha think. love it!! much appriciated.
 
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DaniWill This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 20, 2010 at 9:16 pm:
love it! this is so creative and just totally awesome!
 
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gymnast101 said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 9:42 am:
haha! I loved it! soooo creative
 
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CountryGothic said...
Feb. 10, 2010 at 9:23 am:
I like it, could use a little revision but other than that...very fun to read. I like the rhythm.
 
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laliel said...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 10:28 pm:
this poem reminds me of when i read those choose your own path books,
these tips would have come in handy
 
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BlackMoonWhiteSky This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 8, 2010 at 9:41 am:
I just love this, that's all I can say.
 
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