Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2011


by Geraldine Walsh-Whiteside

Like soldiers of knowledge
Standing side by side,
Each one containing
A special mission of surprise!
Some are older and wiser
And some are young and naive,
But there they wait upon the shelf
For you to come and  retrieve
For you to dip in and wallow
Find happiness or sorrow,
To take you away...
Once more into the fray!
These soldiers short, these soldiers long
Stop awhile, and hear their song....
Their uniform is a jacket
Their spines so straight and true!
Their knowledge is awaiting...
To inform both me and you!

Added: 17.01.2011