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Rated: E · Poetry · Contest Entry · #2254152
A lonely reader wanders the stacks of a library
Oh lonesome me
For who am I to be
While strolling through shelves and stacks
Filled with books both hardcovers and paperbacks
Searching for long lost treasure
Taking every step-in measure
Looking for courage among the books
And in every cozy reader’s nook
From a stroll in the streets of Baltimore
To a house on a rainy English moor
Battles fought against ancient foes
And thrills to keep you on your toes
Lands where hidden cities are sought
And an island where X marks the spot
Each book a treasure trove
By great imagination wove
With the turn of every page
In books from every age
Each new adventure unfurls
With the sparkle of diamonds and pearls
I’ve gone fishin’ again
In the realms of Where and When
Surrounded by tales and characters of yore
I’m not quite so lonesome anymore
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