"Reading a Book"

Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School
St. Louis County, MO

Reading a book
 Can take you to faraway places:
  To a castle with dungeons and maces
   A land where people have no faces
    A heart where true love is honored above all
     The lives of teenagers who hang out at the mall
      The world of ghosts and goblins and ghouls
       A room where you find only fools
        To a friend that can be real or fake
         The nation of people whose lives are at stake
          A culture that is shrouded in mystery
           The lives of people who are part of history
            The galaxy of Fiblian where the Fiblanian are all male
             To the life of a girl who is hopelessly frail.
              Reading a book can take you to all these places and more—
               A boat to take you there is waiting on shore.