Empty Books Poem by Wojja Fink

Empty Books

Rating: 5.0

Pushed in their buggies or prams
by mum power,
wrapped in their finest
autumn toggs
pure vowels,
who taught them to sing so?

Like empty books
but with knowing smiles
what will you write?
on their tiny pages
surely not;
today’s dark ages.

David Threadgold 19 October 2008

Very well put and an interesting way at considering the open book. well worth a 10/10. Regards Dave T

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C. P. Sharma 29 October 2008

hi, there is no other book than the book of life, all else is plagiarism.

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Tim Woodhouse 31 October 2008

I often look at today's babies and hope the best for them with their rosy, optimistic faces. Deep down, I know they could be tomorrow's drug pushers. I like the guarded optimism - we can only be realistic.

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Dr Hitesh Sheth 25 March 2009

Child minds are like empty pages..........or tabula rasa.........empty slate...........You can write on it whatever you want to write............and that will influences his behaviour and actions and thoughts and emotions and way of seeing the world for whole life..............good write.............10+++

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Wojja Fink 17 June 2009

Not so much envious UU, more mindful of what goes on the pages.

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Original Unknown Girl 15 June 2009

This is lovely, I like the idea behind the poem. I guess I might not call them 'empty books'.... more blank canvases... but both words tend to sound in the negative and I know you are not doing that. You are praising the positive of the empty pages. As though, you are almost envious at the untapped potential that is there for all these new souls. Am I right? Great poem idea though - enjoyed. HG: -) xx

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Sameer Ahmed 07 June 2009

Only a preface is written by elders on empty books and the rest has to be done by us when we enter our age of productivity face to face with the insolent society......The manuscript would then be completed with elapsed moments....

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Subroto Chatterjee 27 April 2009

Empty books and blotting paper..babies and screams...momma power...hey, where's dad? There's a law here against kids carrying heavy bags to school...another thing whether these books are empty or not. Need some soul-searching on this, All adults need to. Shame on them, bullying them kids! ! Wojja's the modern Charlie in the chocolate factory Wojja's the New 'un.. Cheers. Subroto

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Baohan Tran Le 16 April 2009

Empty books. It's like an empty pages making an dedication, you know like a flyleaf. So beautifully written though!

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