The World Is But A Library...

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Another view of the world. Also, the importance of history and literature.

Submitted: March 11, 2008

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The world is but a library,

Each life, but a book.

Words and pages endless,

Everywhere you look.

 

The story of the soldier,

Words so brisk and quick!

Hopes and dreams between the lines,

As the trigger clicks.

 

The blooming of a fleeting star,

Her roots in humble mud.

Full blossom lasts but a page,

Then the book's closing (*thud*)

 

The fate of star-crossed lovers,

A slow, mournful prose.

O, a cursed passion!

To yearn a thorn-donned rose.

 

Dust-filmed towers of tomes unread

Whisper as we pass.

Murmurs of great wisdom, unsaid

Treasures of the past.


© Copyright 2017 Cathy Chui. All rights reserved.

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