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Silent Poem

April 15, 2011
By maddiecochran PLATINUM, Bel Air, Maryland
maddiecochran PLATINUM, Bel Air, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
No, heaven's not a place that you go when you die
It's that moment in life when you touch her and you feel alive
So live for the moment
And take this advice, live by every word
Love's completely real, so forget anything that you've heard
And live for the moment now

An inky, crisp smell invades my nose

I hear the crinkle and swish of a page turning

A frail librarian smiles at me
People pass my soft bench without a thought

I hear the beep of books checking out

The shelves are decorated with colorful spines
I run away from reality with fantasy

I hear the eager giggle of children

The pages seem warm in my hand
Steinbeck, Austen, Poe, Plath, Shakespeare,

I hear the voices between the lines

New and ancient ideas of others shake and turn my head.
No place different still safe

I hear silence and my own bated breath

An adventure in a quiet place

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on May. 16 2011 at 9:08 pm
writingmagic26 BRONZE, Eureka, Missouri
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That's exactly how I feel when I visit a library!   Good job capturing the feel of thsi experience!