Sylvia Chidi

Freshman - 710 Points (Germany)

Today I Will Read - Poem by Sylvia Chidi

Tap me not on my shoulder
Today I will read
For there is the urgent need
to explore words being soldered
into blissful compact sentences
as my reading commences

Today I will read
In no chronological order
something immoderately ordinary
Consulting the Oxford dictionary
If and when necessary

Today I will read
Knowledge is power and wisdom
a substitute for boredom
Knowledge is a curse
when words used tend to slip off course

In moments of seeking
the understanding of definitions
I will scamper through publications
of columns in newspapers
Absorb the skeptical illustrations
Learn more about this nation
As I feed my own imagination

Today I will read
a book or a novel
I will read articles
and the contents of scripts
doing my research while I search
for the truth
even if its minute

Today I will read
Separating quality from quantity
as I delve into topics
in my encyclopedia
Tap me not on my shoulder
whether you are younger or older
For Today I will read

Copyright 2005 - Sylvia Chidi

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 21, 2005



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