That was deep
I loved the game, I wish I would've read the comment though...
It makes since that you give players LITTERALY one chance, But may I suggest putting a comment actually IN the game (beginning preferably) letting people know that you're being serious and not poetic.
I understand if you do not wish to do so, to stick with your comment and all, but if you did players would leave feeling less like "This is BS"etc. and more like "I'm glad he clarified this at the beginning"
I myself (on about the 2nd day) realized that you may not be trying to be poetic but more literal... so that is why i say this