Dusty Old Books (Poem)
Dusty old books lie asleep on the shelf
waiting and waiting to be picked up and read.
Resting silently, they wait to take yet another
unsuspecting person on an adventure of a life time.
An adventure that can move in many directions
depending upon which book you choose.
It may take you into outer space
or even to the far reaches of your inner self.
You may travel back into ancient history
or learn the fundamentals of basket weaving.
You can explore the depths of philosophy
or the detailed biology of a dung beetle.
Your explorations might teach you advanced calculus
or initiate you into the customs of New Guinea tribespeople.
Your journey could take you into the Christological debates
or a consideration of Einstein's theory of relativity.
You might venture into romantic poetry
or discover the secrets of silent meditation.
You could investigate the methods of Sherlock Holmes
or dig into the writings of Martin Luther.
Taking an old dusty book of the off the shelf
is a risky business you just never know
where it will take you.