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Sleeping with Books

After a long day, I found myself too tired and sleepy Did not notice that I slump on the floor, closed my eyes and slept soundly In the middle of the night, my body froze with fright For some unknown people ran fast after me with sheer delight Tried to run as fast as I can in the dark forest But got lost, for my legs hurt and did not make any progress It was good that I found an empty hut around But it rained heavily and water fell on my crown. At last, I saw the sun sneaking from the window I gasped for breath for I saw a black shadow OMG! It was my pet cat jumping at me For every morning she wants my cozy company. I did not notice that books became my bed and cover for the night I really love reading for it thrills my mind with great delight I did not realize that the stories I read would come alive In my dream where excitement and fear made me want to survive. The love for reading instilled in me a discipline that became my cane That helped me with the knowledge I need to obtain I would not be what I am today if I do not have a fondness for reading Books and other materials are the backbones of my learning. Though I am already old, reading stories is still my favorite habit It is hard to pass a day without reading, even just a bit Reading makes me enjoy the dull moments of my life While struggling to ward off my life's strife. © Dolores Lapinid

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