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Remember when you first learned how to read
That youthful hunger, only books could feed
How confidence was gained along with speed
And knowledge was the essence of our greed

Some nights while reading, how you'd beg and plead
At bedtime, mom or dad would intercede
When on occasion, tears would supercede
A chapter's end, they'd lovingly concede

Now looking back, those books helped us succeed
These days still cracking books to fill that need
Each book we read, another planted seed
Another dream, imagination freed


              February 9 2017
         by Daniel Turner

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 4/26/2017 11:33:00 AM
This is wonderful Daniel. Congratulations on your win. I loved your entry! 7 ; )
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Date: 3/29/2017 11:39:00 AM
Oh I love this! So nostalgic and beautifully expressed. Every word is so true. I adore reading to children, being surrounded on the floor, their sticky fingers pushing closer as the story moves along, their eyes wide with wonder. And the questions they ask... children are so honest! You captured the magic of books wonderfully. This is one to be proud of :-) A fave, 7+ lynnxxx
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Date: 2/23/2017 11:18:00 AM
Oh the nights as a child I got reprimanded by my parents when they came to bed and found me still reading! Unfortunately, neither of my children have that hunger to read, even though I was forever reading to them. TV is the biggest killer I'm sure.
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Date: 2/23/2017 11:40:00 AM
I was lucky. All of my kids caught the bug early. I know for a fact they still read to fill that hunger:) Thank you, Elizabeth.
Date: 2/21/2017 10:32:00 AM
This is very well written Daniel. You did a great entry for the contest. Congratulations on your placement. a 7
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Date: 2/23/2017 11:39:00 AM
Thank you, Mrs Janis:)
Date: 2/20/2017 5:22:00 PM
Congratulations, Daniel. So glad you placed with this great little poem.
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Date: 2/23/2017 11:38:00 AM
Thank you, Carole:)
Date: 2/19/2017 4:41:00 PM
Dropping back with my congrats Daniel I really loved your theme:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 2/20/2017 9:10:00 AM
Thank you, Jan:)
Date: 2/19/2017 3:50:00 PM
Fabulous monorhyme - congrats on your win. I was like that as a child.
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Date: 2/20/2017 9:09:00 AM
As was I, Mrs Agnes:) Thank you for the friendly visit.
Date: 2/18/2017 9:31:00 PM
So much truth in this poem. Alas, the culture is fading nowadays esp among youngsters. Well done!!
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Date: 2/20/2017 9:08:00 AM
Yes, it is very sad. Thank you, Sunita:)
Date: 2/18/2017 9:09:00 PM
Wonderful, Daniel! Congrats!
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Date: 2/20/2017 9:07:00 AM
Thank you, Mrs Kim:)
Date: 2/18/2017 6:25:00 PM
Very good Monorhyme, Daniel, congratulations on your win :) hug Eve
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Date: 2/20/2017 9:07:00 AM
Thank you, Mrs Eve:
Date: 2/13/2017 9:00:00 PM
Hey Danny! As a former Reading teacher, I surely appreciate this poem. If only the kids nowdays would put down their electronic devices long enough to read a book! Anyway, love this poem and good luck in the contest. I entered it too. :)
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Date: 2/16/2017 12:00:00 PM
Thank you, Carole:) Good luck to you:)
Date: 2/13/2017 4:16:00 AM
A noble tribute to the fine art of reading books. Loved it. John
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Date: 2/16/2017 12:00:00 PM
Thank you, John:)
Date: 2/10/2017 3:18:00 PM
An absolute winner, Danny! A topic after my heart providing a smooth flowing monorhyme. #7 Regards // paul
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Date: 2/10/2017 3:34:00 PM
Thank you. Paul. Reading is one of those gifts that keeps on giving:)
Date: 2/10/2017 9:19:00 AM
I sometimes let out my inner child out. She does not want to stay in all the time. I love to read I would read mysteries, romance,I read Nurse Ann, The Hardy Boys,Nancy Drew. All these books I enjoyed to read. You got a 7
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Date: 2/10/2017 3:34:00 PM
Thank you, Darlene. Hey, I'm not beyond getting out some of my daughter's old Hardy Boy books:)
Date: 2/10/2017 9:00:00 AM
Very true ... and very well written ... enjoyed your monorhyme very much ...
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Date: 2/10/2017 3:32:00 PM
Thank you, Probir:)
Date: 2/10/2017 8:19:00 AM
Oh yeah, I can relate to this, DT:) a lovely monorhyme, I'll give a 7:)
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Date: 2/10/2017 3:32:00 PM
Thank you, Jo. Your comment made me smile:)
Date: 2/10/2017 8:02:00 AM
I miss reading! Barely have time to think these days! Nice write my friend!
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Date: 2/10/2017 3:31:00 PM
Thank you, Mike. I know what you mean:)
Date: 2/10/2017 12:52:00 AM
When I was young I had four red audio cassette tapes. on each side was a story. I don't remember what the four stories were except for The Fox and the Hound was one. There was story books to go along with them. "you know it's time to turn the page when you hear the Chimes ring like this...RING" oh the memories.
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Date: 2/10/2017 7:51:00 AM
Thank you, Jolene. I'm glad it brought back some good memories for you. Have a great day:)
Date: 2/9/2017 10:51:00 PM
Great one...This is so cool and uplifting... A big 7 for sharing this wonderful monorhyme... Good luck with the contest...
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Date: 2/10/2017 7:50:00 AM
Thank you, Supraja:)
Date: 2/9/2017 6:44:00 PM
Nice! You really did well with the monorhymes, and the topic is interesting. As a mother, it was a joy for me to read to my children, and even more so, teaching them how to read.
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Date: 2/9/2017 7:08:00 PM
Thank you, Becca. Yes, I read to my children too. We all still enjoy a good book occasionally. It takes me a lot longer these days:)
Date: 2/9/2017 5:08:00 PM
Fabulous monorhyme Daniel and a great theme for the contest:-) My son was an avid reader as a child then it diminished slightly when he was a teenager, now he is back to reading again:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 2/9/2017 7:05:00 PM
Thank you, Jan. It opens so many doors. "Reading is fundamental"
Date: 2/9/2017 2:35:00 PM
nicely done, daniel! you've captured that feeling of first learning to read so perfectly. it's something that continues to be a huge part of my life.
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Date: 2/9/2017 7:02:00 PM
Thank you, Mrs Ilene. It is the "great escape" is it not:) I don't read as much as I used to. My eyes get tired too quickly but I'm not beyond buying a book on cd and letting someone else read it to me:)
Date: 2/9/2017 2:07:00 PM
I really like this Daniel. I hope it is a winner. Well done.
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Date: 2/9/2017 6:59:00 PM
Thank you, Heidi. It would be nice to finally win a contest, I think:)
Date: 2/9/2017 1:55:00 PM
Reads like a winner..Great choice of topic about which to write your poem..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
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Date: 2/9/2017 6:58:00 PM
Thank you, Mrs Sara. I'm glad you enjoyed it:)
Date: 2/9/2017 1:34:00 PM
My youngest daughter is like this, book upon book...great DT
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Date: 2/9/2017 1:49:00 PM
Bully for her!!! Thanks Tim:)