Reading

Today I met a little soul
that told me he has no desire…
To open a book.
Not expecting such comment,
I found myself speechless at first
thinking of a response that would
touch his little heart
right then and there.
And my response 7 seconds later was,
A book takes you around the world and back.
His eyes widened and he queried, ‘really? ‘
Why, yes child, the world is within those pages
if you would just open them and
Read, Read and Read some more.
I pray he keeps what I said in his heart
to experience the truth behind it all
In time.


Jeanette Telusma

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