In 1981 I got this little box of fun,
From my father to his son: my future had begun.
Gripping joystick in my hand, I knew I was the guy-
Born to save the land from the missiles in the sky!
And in Pitfall? I answered Harry's call-
To help him get away from scorpions & rolling logs.
Now I didn't get the patch... But still I grew attached-
Yes the screen was full of blocks and falling barrels Kong dispatched.
But Donkey Kong met his match when I made it to the top-
And I rocked the highest score with the princess that I got!
Now these memories must endure- so I promise Pac-Man ghosts-
Will have a place forever more in every drawing that I post!
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