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A Nook and a Storybook

I hurried to the far corner
Of my favorite reading nook.
I couldn't wait to open it,
My gift of brand new, unread book.

When I was young, new books were rare.
Mama said food and clothes came first.
So I knew not to ask for one,
Although I couldn't quench the thirst.

My beloved older, brother had
Been earning wages for awhile.
He bought a book for my birthday.
He knew how to bring out my smile.

Would it take me to new places,
To places I had never been?
Transport me to grand adventures
That would make my little world spin?

My nook and my home soon faded.
I was taken to a new land.
There was nowhere I couldn't be
When holding new book in my hand.

I'd like to go back to childhood
And read an adventurous book,
As I did on that twelfth birthday
In my own little reading nook.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 5/3/2016 9:13:00 AM
Your brothe is so caring! What a beautiful gift! Congrats on your wonderful placement in A Nook and a Storybook contest, Joyce!
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Date: 5/3/2016 9:13:00 AM
Your brothe is so caring! What a beautiful gift! Congrats on your wonderful placement in A Nook and a Storybook contest, Joyce!
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Date: 5/2/2016 9:00:00 AM
Congrats on your beautiful win with placement my lovely friend. Loved always, bl
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Date: 5/2/2016 7:46:00 AM
Hi Joyce, Congratulations on your win in the contest. How beautiful the memories can be. I enjoyed the read. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 5/2/2016 4:22:00 AM
A lovely memory Joyce.
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Date: 5/1/2016 9:39:00 PM
Joyce, congratulations on your win!!! Hugs Eve
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Date: 4/25/2016 3:15:00 AM
A wonderful memory and a wonderful write, Joyce. My mum was a school teacher and when I was a child, she would buy a new book of our choosing for each of us every month. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Date: 4/21/2016 1:03:00 PM
a tender and lovely memory, joyce! i just spent a few days sick in bed and reading a great book helped me get through the days without thinking about how miserable i was feeling. i like your poem very much...
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