Timing pain safely

hey there,
you really should
not run so wild.
okay, run wild,
but in a way that
is safe for yourself.
i know, you’re to young.
what’s this old person saying.
everyone is old at your age.
i’m just saying be safe.
had it not been for me,
someone could have
really hurt you.
i’m sure i could bring
you pain, but it would
have taken time.
others are quicker
to deliver.
take my slowness
as reassurance,
pain is only that
what you make it.