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Friday, July 22, 2011


I'm a curious kid
always asking why
always wanting
to know how things work.

My best friend,
I figure out
is a little plastic card.

I carry it
in the zipper pocket
of my blue school backpack.

It lets me check out
books from the library--
my library card.

Each time I learn
with my library card.
Next time I know
I'm checking out
a book
on geometry.

     Do you have a library card?  What does it mean/do for you?  Can you write a poem about your library card.  Since an ode is a tribute poem, perhaps you'd like to title your poem Ode to My Library Card.

1 comment:

  1. Joy,

    I love the humorous ending to your poem! I also love the library so much that I am seeking a job there. I hope to hear an answer soon.

    Please tell me why you chose the title you did for this poem or is David Parker the author of this one?