“IN LOVE WITH THE LIBRARY”
I will go to the library to set my path right
To keep my life’s pursuit bright
Even if the red sea is before me
And the Egyptian army behind me.
Books! Books! Books! I have made you my soul mate
Our union is an eye opener
I can no longer judge wrongly as I used to
That you are so boring and stuffy.
It was me who walk to and fro
Knowing the entrance and exit yet passed by
Only to conclude that you are mundane.
From the moment I found love in you
You called me closer to know more of you
It was an invitation to open the book and turn the pages
To catch up with knowledge long lost.
Even when my mind is blunt and blank
You showed me you can sharpen my mind
I thought I was unlearned, but you showed me the contrary
I feel blessed moment to moment through your pages
My library! My library!
You have an essence it is a blessing to me
You taught me a thousand lessons, such a blessing
As you gossip the character and history of great men to me,
so I can be one.
To all my neighbours
I preach this to you in all my journey
If you miss out from the comfort of the library
It’s your fault,
If you are unaware of the luck library gives
It’s because you blindfolded yourself with ignorance
If you lose in class in the midst of so much knowledge
It’s because you underrated the friendship of the library
Why do you assume the library flogs like a slave master
When each time you flaunt like you are master of all
And now you say its library’s fault
No! No! No! I was once there in your shoes
It’s not a shadow as you think
I urge you to turn a new leaf
And come along with me
To discover the hidden treasures in the Library.
To let you know from dusk to dawn
That your best is yet to come when you device every means
To befriend and maximize the use of the library
Perhaps, someday you’ll find such beauty in your own life
With great impact as it was written
In the pages you once read in the library.
- Author: Mr. Theophilus E. Omojevwe (Pseudonym) ( Offline)
- Published: May 11th, 2023 03:35
- Comment from author about the poem: THE POWER AND MYSTERY OF KNOWLEDGE.
- Category: Friendship
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