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POEM
MY LIBRARY
by Varda One

It's only a room with shelves and books,
but it's far more magical than it looks

It's a jet on which I soar
to lands that exist no more.

Or a key with which I find
answers to questions crowding my mind.

Building my habit of learning and growing,
asking and researching till I reach knowing.

Here, I've been a mermaid and an elf
I've even learned to be more myself.

I think that I shall never see
a place that's been more useful to me.

With encouraging kind friends with wit
Who tell me to dream big and never quit.

It's only a room with shelves and books,
but it's far more magical than it looks.


Copyright © 1999 by VARDA ONE. Thank you to writer, poet and friend of libraries, VARDA ONE of Hawthorne, California, for giving FRIENDS & FOUNDATIONS of California Libraries permission to post her poem on the Library Lovers' Web Site. VARDA has also given library support groups permission to reprint or read aloud at any events on behalf of their library.

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