Alistair Graham

Veteran Poet - 1,190 Points (Belfast)

Poetry Shelf - Poem by Alistair Graham

In the main room of every home
at arm’s length of everyone
A shelf with screws and plugs
should hug the wall

And on this shelf the paperbacks
from left to right and pamphlets
the spices in your life,
may you grow tall

The poet speaks when others won’t
with words in ways that others can’t
the like of which you won’t
have heard til now

Surprise yourself, buy a poetry book
surprise your family or even look
to buy a book
for everyone you know

Topic(s) of this poem: education

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 4, 2015

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