Treasure Island

John Carter Brown


One Book


I thought it a great disadvantage,
A memory as useless as mine,
But thinking again, on reflection,
It's not, and all is just fine;
For how many lovers of reading
Spend fortunes on books (let's be frank)
Whilst over and over, I read just the one,
And keep all my cash in the bank.

(Written Jan 2014)

Submitted: Thursday, January 23, 2014

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  • Darlene Walsh (3/19/2014 12:58:00 PM)

    lol, unfortunately my memory is very good, and as a result I do spend a small fortune on books (Report) Reply

  • Smoky Hoss (3/6/2014 11:34:00 AM)

    Your wit and wisdom combine perfectly, and seem to know no bounds; your endless well of words is a true treasure. Thanks for sharing so much with us all. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (1/29/2014 11:01:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. I think the book was quiet interesting to be read over and again....It made me smile as I had spend lot on books, when I take my total collection and see its price, I feel I could have saved it a lot. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Susy Evelyne (1/26/2014 10:39:00 AM)

    As always an Interesting perspective well put into verse. But it begs the question - what is this great book? Novel, poetry, dictionary? No - it's the limited edition guide to liquorice allsorts! (Report) Reply

  • Lorraine Colon (1/24/2014 12:02:00 AM)

    This is funny, because I am notorious for starting a book, then laying it aside for a long time. Of course, when I go back to it, I forgot what I read and have to start all over. I do this over and over so I guess it's sort of like what you do. But eventually I finish the book - then I won't read it again (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (1/23/2014 3:37:00 PM)

    Good way to save money John, but you must get bored with that one book, unless its Lord of the Rings, which one has to read over and over, or War & Peace - haven't read the latter but its reputation precedes it! Great little write though, very novel (excuse the pun) . (Report) Reply

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