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Books I've read
have brought me many places;
to far off lands,
or just next door,
another room in the same house.
So many people I have met.
Some I like, some I hate,
some I knew too well,
many I would love to know well.
I've undertaken well-plotted adventures,
felt the throb of a poet's heart, solved deep mysteries,
spent time thinking through another's life,
seeing the end, and accepting it.

Well placed words, making me laugh, cry, worry,
fear, champion or scorn.
The best and worst of life laid out
on white paper in black letters.

© Linda Imbler

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