Wonderful Poem

This might be my new favorite poem 🙂

I read because one life isn’t enough, and in the page of a book I can be anybody;
I read because the words that build the story become mine, to build my life;
I read not for happy endings but for new beginnings; I’m just beginning myself, and I wouldn’t mind a map;
I read because I have friends who don’t, and young though they are, they’re beginning to run out of material;
I read because every journey begins at the library, and it’s time for me to start packing;
I read because one of these days I’m going to get out of this town, and I’m going to go everywhere and meet everybody, and I want to be ready.
–Richard Peck


  1. Gracie Gottler says:

    I totally love and understand exactly what this poem is saying. I like this very much!

  2. Mrs. Andersen says:

    Someone on Facebook posted this on Laurie Halse Anderson’s page I think. I just know that I read it and loved it 🙂

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