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(12/22/1937 / LAKEWOOD, NJ)

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A Closed Book

A book unopened
leaves words to die.
A book unopened
leaves words to lie
in perpetuity,
never alive, never free
to deliver its thoughts
for any to see.

Who was the writer?
What did he pen?
The absence of readers
are lost and then
the book lies quietly
on a shelf
and maybe all by itself it knows.

It will never be opened.
It will always be closed,
just like some people
who won't open up
and speak their words to you.
Their life is something
you'll never know,
something you won't view.
For they are a closed book too.

Submitted: Sunday, June 13, 2010
Edited: Saturday, May 14, 2011


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  • Joseph Anderson (9/30/2010 2:10:00 PM)

    Hi Edwina-A good thought-well expressed- a liitle openness goes a long
    way-I'll remember this one for a long time-a 10
    Joe

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  • Jean Dament (6/25/2010 12:43:00 PM)

    The words in your lovely poem are quite true. I really enjoyed this one with it's great natural flow. Thanks for sharing.

    Spiritsong

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