Book End

 

I am the book

that was left behind

I was tossed out into the street

they said I had no life left

that I was just used up

but I surprised them

when I was rescued by a poet

who has a history of saving books

retrieving them from dumpsters

saving them like homeless souls

 

Now I will have a home again

a place that's safe and warm

and I'll be in a place of honor

it is so good to be wanted

even though my pages are dogeared

some even missing

the poet does not care

He loves me for what I am

a book is always worth its words

and always worth the saving.

 

 

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Vautaw

Wed 11th Dec 2019 21:51

Love this one D. ❤️

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Tom

Wed 11th Dec 2019 17:30

I found a copy of 2001: A Space Odyssey on top of a parking meter in Oxford in 2003. Read it on the bus on the way home and it since became one of my favourites. So glad it was tossed and so glad I rescued it. 😃

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poemagraphic

Wed 11th Dec 2019 15:29

Never judge a book by its cover... or lack of it!

I just picked up a copy by the late, great, Spike Milligan
minus it's cover!

Chucked away and retrieved by the Great Po!

Superb poem d

d.knape

Wed 11th Dec 2019 13:29

If wise we will not waste a book
but save it for another look,
a book is someone's heart and soul
we should take time to get to know.

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