Ode to the Book

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Open
in our hands,
a new adventure
waiting to be had.
What will happen
when reality falls away
and all that’s left
is what
is in your pages?

A whole new
world
each time you are read.
Saving damsels in distress,
you make us feel as
if we
are riding on the
back of a dragon
or running
from an wicked wizard.

Running streams, rolling
hills all within
your cover,
waiting to hatch
like a chick.
Patiently.
Patiently.
Then you are
open!
Out come knights in
shining armor,
kings of old
and dragons that shine
like the
sun’s reflection
on still water.
Your words flow
from your pages to
our lips.
They tell of
angels and demons,
friends and foes.
They become like
an ever-present
companion
to all.

You fill the world
with knowledge
and excitement.
Your tales of woe
and your tales of joy
fill us all
with enchantment,
leading us where
we’ve never been before.





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amyxu said...
Oct. 5, 2009 at 6:14 pm
I love this!
 
AquariusSun&Moon This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 3, 2009 at 12:56 pm
This is really good! The way it was laid out seemed to pull me into the story even as I read it.
5 stars!
 
SSarah replied...
Jan. 5, 2010 at 11:52 pm
Thank you very much =)
 
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