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The Lady With Too Many Books

Writing Challenge: Write a Poem or Story About Your TBR Pile

 

The Lady With Too Many Books

There once was a lady who read and read

anything with words to her family’s dread,

memoirs love stories spies cops and killers

kings queens and handsome prince thrillers.

 

Books on the floor the bed the tables

up to the attic the rafters the gables

Libraries  yard sales airports vacations

all you can carry store liquidations.

 

Her family, her kids, her friends got worried,

that look in her eyes and off she hurried

to the best ever sale-three books for a dollar!

Her cheeks got red and she tugged at her collar.

 

So they sat her down said no books for a year.

She cried,  she pleaded, she panicked with fear.

Then she calmly recalled the box in her drawer-

electronic books, nine thousand eighty four.

 

Now she’s happy again, at home she’ll stay

night after night till dawn the next day.

But why oh why, all those books to be read?

She’ll never be done till they find her dead!