Read books

When you cease to dream you cease to live.

Malcolm Forbes

If you ever want to be wise beyond your years-
Having gained the knowledge of a thousand ages-
Then read books, and you’ll do more than inspire your peers.

Books will help you learn how to put away your fears
Especially the ones that keep you from going places
And prevent you from being wise beyond your years.

Many people around the world will lend you their ears
When you possess the knowledge of a thousand sages
So read books, and you’ll do more than inspire your peers.

An hour reading is better than a night spent drinking beers
Not just because you get muscles turning pages
But because reading makes you wise beyond your years.

With wisdom you’ll have the power to pursue many careers
As well as to free the ignorant from their cages.
So read books, and you’ll do more than inspire your peers.

Unless you want to be a fool and be caught unawares
When you come last in all your intellectual races.
But, If you ever want to be wise beyond your years
Read books, and you’ll do more than just inspire your peers.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

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