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Roy and the Land of Books

In the land where children play. A boy named Roy would sleep all day. No matter what his friends all said. The boy would not get out of bed. For he was very bored with toys. The ones for little girls and boys. He said that they were all the same. The cars and trucks and every game. But then one day Roy got a book. He figured he would take a look. And when he opened up the cover. Of books he soon became a lover. He read the book from front to back. He read about a boy named Jack. And all about a silver train. And then about a place called Spain. He read about each moon and star. And just how far away they are He learned of ancient histories. And many science mysteries. Soon he had a big collection. Of which the boy had great affection. His favorite thing to do was read. He learned to do it with great speed. One afternoon a friend came by. And asked if he could also try. To read a book instead of play. Immediately, Roy said, ‘You may.’ Soon his books were being read. By Sue and John and little Ted. That’s how the land of toys became. The land of books instead of games.
For Francine Roberts' Children in Rhyme contest, by Samia Arroyo

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  1. Date: 4/13/2013 10:12:00 PM

    Samia, a very nice and awesome poem. Congratulations with your Featured Poem of the week :-). Take care, and enjoy the new upcoming week. Always & Forever! GOODNIGHT **LINDA**

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 4/14/2013 10:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Poet Destroyer, Thank you very much and thank you for reading it. You take care too and have a wonderful week! :)
  1. Date: 4/11/2013 9:37:00 AM

    Sounds like you might be or have been a teacher. All kids should read your poem - adults too! Congrats on the selection. daver

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 4/12/2013 6:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi daver, I was not a teacher but I do like making up stories, especially ones for children. Thank you very much. :)
  1. Date: 4/11/2013 4:52:00 AM

    I have nothing to say that you have 'rhymed' it well and your message is well received. Kudos to the mystical pen~ A.O

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 4/12/2013 6:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Abdulhafee, Thank you very, very much! :)
  1. Date: 4/8/2013 9:45:00 PM

    Rhymes well, tells a complete story, and the structure is tight...I like it! Ngoc.

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 4/9/2013 7:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Ngoc, Thank you very much. I'm so glad that you liked it! :)
  1. Date: 4/8/2013 5:15:00 AM

    really great wriite, held your interest throughout with being quite a long poem not easy thing to do and a lovely story to tell, wish there were more childrens books like this poem, well done. have a blessed day, Gordon

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 4/8/2013 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello Gordon, I'm so glad you liked my poem. Thank you for your very kind words. :)
  1. Date: 4/13/2012 5:46:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in the wonderful contest Francine sponsored "children in rhyme". You did yourself proud with this super poem Samia. Love, Carol

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 4/13/2012 6:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Carol, Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I really do appreciate it ...Samia
  1. Date: 4/12/2012 10:07:00 AM

    Hi Linda-Marie, Thank you so much. I really appreciate your comment. :)

  1. Date: 4/12/2012 9:35:00 AM

    congrats Samia on a fantastic write and win for children in rhyme contest.. wonderful words luv..

  1. Date: 4/12/2012 5:28:00 AM

    Hi Joyce, Thank you so much. It is a wonderful place, isn't it! :)

  1. Date: 4/12/2012 5:26:00 AM

    Hi Ruben, Thank you very much. I really appreciate it!

  1. Date: 4/12/2012 5:25:00 AM

    Hi Francine, Thank you so much! :)

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 11:32:00 PM

    The land i lived in when I was small. Very nice. congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 11:08:00 PM

    Lovely! This is so cute, Samia! Congratulations on your win in Francine's Contest! Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 10:28:00 PM

    congrats Samia on your win in the contest ,great job

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 4:51:00 AM

    Thank you so very much Rockman. I really value your comments! :)

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 1:06:00 AM

    Another excellent poem. What more can I say that I already haven't? Rockman :-)

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 8:35:00 PM

    Thank you so much Joann. I really appreciate it! :)

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 8:27:00 PM

    This is a lovely poem about children. I hope you do well in the contest.