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A Room Full of Books

A room full of books

Is much bigger than how it looks.

It’s the whole universe

The earth, the planets, the oceans, and the skies!

A room full of books

Is more interesting than it looks.

You could have an adventure to the moon,

explore the world’s rainforests, or simply learn why you sneeze.

A room full of books

Is more exciting than how it looks.

You decide—will you fly back in time

Or soar in a jet to a place yet unknown?

A room full of books

Is more valuable than how it looks.

Where would kids like me go

To find a quiet corner to read and learn on my own?

I wish all kids in their schools

Would have a room full of books

Where they could find all the wealth in the world

And learn how mightily blessed they are!

When I Write

736fddb0801ddd80094b3728aaec4b63When I write,

I bare myself.

Little by little, I undress.

With boldness, I unclothe parts and bits of me.

I think seriously about which parts to show.

Though I undress mainly for my need and pleasure,

I cannot stop others from taking a peep,

from looking, or staring.

When I become self-conscious,

I check myself.

What I write should speak the truth.

Others may not agree with my truth,

but if I can stand by my own truth and

bear my own nakedness,

I can march with my head high in a parade,

wearing the words that prove my meaningful existence.

When I write,

I can give back life to the past or

send it to its peaceful burial.

When I write,

I can paint a canvas of starless nights or

rainbow-colored dreams.

When I write,

I am most free to be who I am and want to be.

Books Make It Happen

Something happens when I step into a room

of towering shelves of books.

How small they make me feel,

Yet how great I yearn to be.

 In my special nook, I choose to be

Alone with a book of my own choice.

Prompted by the voice

That says, “Read on. Learn more.”

 I sit and read, and think and ask;

I go on exploring, and I discover–

There’s so much to learn

So much to understand!

 Dear great minds and souls from all times,

Wait for me to step into your pages.

I want to learn all that I can

So that I can be all that I can.