World on a Shelf



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There, in long orderly rows

The entire world lain bare

Words woven and bound

Written with mastered care

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Museums of moments

History in its ebb and flow

Or fiction and her characters

Some many things to show

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And I, the always curious

Un-curtailed in what I read

Allowed to see both good and bad

Where other’s paths have led

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A wealth of worldly knowledge

All I had to do was look

And I stole a thousand lifetimes

In the pages of every book

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Comments
11 Responses to “World on a Shelf”
  1. A thief of lifetimes in the pages of every book…Brilliant! Great work Brad, lovely and interesting as always, and quite a pleasure. All the best to you my friend,
    FBC.

  2. kristianw84 says:

    For the love of reading! 📚❤ Lovely, Brad!

  3. Jim Borden says:

    local libraries are a national treasure, and the heart and soul of any community…

  4. This poem ignites that feeling when I visit a library or bookstore with a vast array of books. Trust me, it’s my favourite way to spend a day, and there were times when I would not know how time passed. Books are precious. This poem is lovely, and somehow I feel this is the one you mentioned you had written when I posted my best friend on my blog. 🙂

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