#OctPoWriMo 18 – The Reader

Resident of a hundred worlds
Voyeur of a thousand lives
Escapist from life
From cooking, cleaning, working
Words are like dreams
Inventions far greater
And more powerful
Than any modern potion
“Don’t read this book, mom.
Its spells are too powerful,”
Says the child of three.
“That is more true than
You can understand,”
I reply.
She will be a reader one day


Note: My young daughter has said many such statements since she learned how to speak in full sentences by the age of 2. I hope her wisdom stays with her all her life.

2 thoughts on “#OctPoWriMo 18 – The Reader

  1. I trust it will. One of our daughters, aged 11 months, had not uttered a word until she walked over to her astounded mother and said ‘pick me up please, Mummy’. She had been walking for 2 months, but had never crawled. She remains extremely bright.

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