For the Love of Books
by Jason Tomlinson

Books look good on a shelf
but if you don’t read you’re only cheating yourself
uncracked spines won’t enlighten your mind
and dusty edges will only leave you behind
it would be a little better to read
turn some pages underline some phrases go and get what you need
knowledge experience and wisdom can be found
in the text filled pages professionally bound
best of all what I would recommend
is practicing what you read with a neighbor or friend
books are good for entertainment’s attraction
they’re also great as starting points for action
the seeds of revolution may be planted in such pages
and you may hold the script to perform on the stages
but you’ll never know relying on yourself
reach on over and take a book off the shelf!