Those who read books travel the world and time itself.
Are explorers, adventurers, discoverers.
Take on beggars and kings with no thought in the ranking.
Have their minds forced open and their spirits ever expanding
in insatiable hunger for more.
Those who read books fill themselves with wonder.
Know that a book is a friend,
a teacher, a priest,
Are not afraid to be made uncomfortable.
Grow the wings that continue, muscle by muscle,
to sprout upon reaching “The End” time and time anew.
Fly. Fall. Fly again.
Those who read books are changed.
And glad of it.
Angela Carole Brown is a published author, a recipient of the Heritage Magazine Award in poetry, and has produced several albums as a singer/songwriter, and a yoga/mindfulness CD. Bindi Girl Chronicles is her writing blog. Follow her on INSTAGRAM & YOUTUBE.