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Just One Book

If you could choose but one book for all time
Would it be one of poetry, one of rhyme?

Maybe the sacred words of salvation and grace
Of how Jesus died, our sins to erase

Perhaps O'Henry or Dickens, stories told with delight
Even back in times by candlelight

A romance novel to dream of love?
A dictionary, with every word you can think of

Maybe a space fantasy traveling to parts unknown
Or a world history book explaining things already done

Thinking of just one lonely book left to charm
After our world succumbed to great harm

Makes me think I should brush the dust off a cover
And visit these many people and places of wonder

©Donna Jones

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  1. Date: 4/27/2013 2:14:00 AM
    I love this theme for I'm an avid reader. I like to visit these places of wonder and see how they lived, think what they thought. I was told once that a reader lives a thousand lives, and a person that doesn't read only lives one. Really enjoyed reading this one... makes me want to stick my head in a book :)

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/27/2013 9:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Me too...I really like books from the 1800s...thanks for your continued support timothy, Donna
  1. Date: 3/5/2013 5:17:00 AM
    Check your Soup Mail, dearest lady! I just can't tell you how sorry I am for this unfortunate glitch! PLEASE FORGIVE! My favourite book would be a book of poems by Donna Jones!!! Love and hugs xoxoxox

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/5/2013 10:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Very sweet to say so and I feel the same way about your poetry........your #1fan Donna
  1. Date: 3/4/2013 12:38:00 PM
    Great poem. I love poetry, but I also love The Bible. I think that would be my book. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/4/2013 3:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Me too Lucilla..but there are parts of the bible that are lovely poetry..thanks for stopping :-)
  1. Date: 3/3/2013 6:12:00 PM
    I'd choose all of them but especially world history...I am fascinated by ancient civilizations (Or maybe just a book of poetry by Donna Jones) - Tim

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/3/2013 9:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yeah after the Bible I think the history book would also be my choice. Thank you for the compliment although I doubt anyone would be interested in a book of my poetry...but if I glue one together I'll send you a copy....haha..
  1. Date: 3/3/2013 5:52:00 PM
    yes thoughts do flow tween toe n toe , and invade the sinus, im getting silly so n so, but love your poem, reminds us ...

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/3/2013 9:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You're quite the fun guy...thanks for reading my poem Don-:-) .....glad you liked it
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 10:08:00 PM
    Well done!! Huggs deb :)

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/3/2013 8:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Deb....:-)
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 8:19:00 PM
    great poem babe ...well done here xox

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/2/2013 9:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks :-)
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 4:43:00 PM
    amazing poetry Donna, love the theme, and the imagery, makes one think does this wonderful poem

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/2/2013 7:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you enjoyed it Harry...thanks for stopping
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 8:34:00 AM
    That's a very nice poem but a very difficult question. I would pick a dozen and glue the covers together for my fav.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/2/2013 4:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Clever solution.....thanks for reading :-)
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 4:09:00 AM
    A very wise decision Donna. For books allow us to learn, to travel and fantasize! Lovely idea developed in a lovelier poem!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/2/2013 4:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Demetrios...I do enjoy reading when I sit still long enough ..I appreciate you stopping to read my poem
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 1:11:00 AM
    Books are life of knowledge. Well said. Enjoyed your poem. Tfs

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/2/2013 4:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much...yes I agree they take you to other places for a while which is nice...:-)
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 5:22:00 PM
    I must except the BIBLE because it is not a book, it is a way of life. And so, the first book I ever read was a book about a Navajo boy, called SWIFT EAGLE, a gift from my grandma. The next was OLD MAN AND THE SEA required by my Jr. English teacher. I loved it and have read it 3 or 4 times. But I also studied Hemingway because of this book, and he claimed he never studied any other writer because he didnt want to affect his own style. Makes sense to me, so that is what I do Nice poem Donna thanx

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/1/2013 6:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ahhh the old man and the sea ...eyes the color of the sea...undefeated eyes.....loved that part...thanks for your wonderful comments and for reading my poem...
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 4:47:00 PM
    Such a good point...something to think on. Excellent job, Donna...

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/1/2013 6:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Caleb..maybe you can write us a new one....:-)
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 2:48:00 PM
    Do magazines count? I would miss my computer magazines, of all kinds! I know I'm kinda a geek when it comes to computers, but I do love them! As for books, I don't know what I would choose, possibly the Bible, who knows for certain! You got me thinking with this tremendous poem my friend! I enjoyed reading this delightful piece this afternoon! Great Work!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/1/2013 4:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I would choose my bible for sure..but hope I never have to choose. I love reading Washington Irving also... thanks for reading Russell
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 12:42:00 PM
    With books being downloaded on computers, books on our shelves are only collecting dust and maybe a cobweb or two. Your couplet brought this thought to my mind. At awesome poem Donna. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/1/2013 2:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Really sad isn't it....I don't think anything really replaces feeling the paper and hearing the turning of the pages...oh the good old days ..thanks Connie