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The Bookcase

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The Bookcase

In the sitting room by the wall stands
Great Grandfather's pride and joy
The glass fronted mahogany bookcase
Scratched and worn, but still majestic
Housing beautiful old books
The choices of generations past
A set of Shakespeare Plays, leather bound
'Great Short Stories of the World' and
'The Lost World of the Kalahari'
Books on Botany and even Hypnosis
With Classics to improve the mind
Much thumbed dictionaries and a big red Atlas
Pictures of exotic places
Preserved
Stale smell add to the magic
For the curious child.

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  1. Date: 1/1/2013 11:33:00 PM
    Nice. I loved reading this. I could instantly see it as soon as i started to read. Good write - JH

  1. Date: 1/18/2012 3:18:00 AM
    Rather enjoyed this :-)

  1. Date: 6/16/2011 8:11:00 AM
    I smiled as I read this, Liz since I love reading and I loved books ever since I was a kid, so this one I could relate to so well... enjoyed this one Liz :D

    Walsh Avatar Liz Walsh
    Date: 6/16/2011 8:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks a million, Nikko - bookcases are like treasure chests - the first thing I look at if I visit someone's house is their selection of books - not to judge them but to see if there is anything of interest - Liz
  1. Date: 6/16/2011 4:50:00 AM
    i wish i had one of those when i was growing up great poem *luv skat

    Walsh Avatar Liz Walsh
    Date: 6/16/2011 6:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks a million - SKAT - I was brought up in a house that had cocooned generations of my mother's family - and they were hoarders - Liz
  1. Date: 6/16/2011 3:06:00 AM
    Take me on a memory walk. Excellent write. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052U4O5U

    Walsh Avatar Liz Walsh
    Date: 6/16/2011 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anthony - that's what made me write this because the next generation have no interest these memorabilia - I suppose they will create their own. Liz
    Walsh Avatar Liz Walsh
    Date: 6/16/2011 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anthony - that's what made me write this because the next generation have no interest these memorabilia - I suppose they will create their own. Liz