We posted this poem to our quarterly eNewsletter but it was too good -- so we had to post it here as well! The following was written by “Mr. Poet,” a student and frequent visitor to a Room to Read library in East London South Africa.
Miss Library, you are the quiet lady full of respect and dignity.
You attend to people who take time to seek information and never get disappointed.
Your shelves are full of books filled with knowledge, inspirational information and amusement.
Through you I shared in the ideas of very important people like William Shakespeare and Gcina Mhlophe.
The dinosaurs became extinct before our time but you kept record of them and make them alive to us.
Anytime I visit you seeking knowledge, I depart more powerful which confirms the saying ‘knowledge is power.'
When I seek a good story, she leaves me inspired. Oh Miss Library you are one of a kind.
You are a mother of all nations.
You feed the nations with knowledge and wisdom.
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