Story Land

Submitted by Johanna on Mon, 02/02/2009 - 01:22

To read a book is travel swift
For though you sit, as in a trance,
The mind can journey far away
To Russia, England, Spain, and France.
The villains rush to make you pay
While you refuse to shift your stance.
Or you, yourself are in the fray,
Endeav'ring to halt the foe's advance.

The fairy land is in a war.
Wizards, kings, and dragons galore,
Along with peasants, weak and poor
And battles filled with much blood and gore.
Yet though all this is excitement, not bore,
To earth we must come down before
Our heads are full of fantasy lore.

Author's age when written


I like it!! It describes reading wonderfully. :)
"Elves and Dragons! Cabbages and potatoes are better for me and you. Don't go getting mixed up in the business of your betters, or you'll land in trouble too big for you." — Hamfast Gamgee (the Gaffer)

"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

Hm. Great rhyming style. Great idea. Great work.

"A wizard is never late, nor is he early; he arrives presicely when he means to." Gandalf

Great job, I love it!

"Remember when 'you play like a girl' use to be an insult?"
-Mia Hamn, American Olympic soccer star.

"Being cool is not acting cool."

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

"To earth we must come down before
Our heads are full of fantasy lore."

Woops, too late! I guess I might as well go back to Middle-Earth now.

"The idea that we should approach science without a philosophy is itself a philosophy... and a bad one, because it is self-refuting." -- Dr. Jason Lisle

"All stories have an ending..." A.A. Milne
"Now they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story, which no one on earth has read, which goes on forever...' C.S. Lewis
I vote Lewis!

The Word is alive/and it cuts like a sword through the darkness
With a message of life to the hopeless/and afraid...

~"The Word is Alive' by Casting Crowns

May my words be a light that guides others to the True Light and Word.

Formerly Kestrel

Why would you want to come back to earth? Good poem, though.

"Oh lovely snowball, packed with care
Smack a head that's unaware.
Then with freezing ice to spare
Melt and soak through underwear!
Fly straight and true, hit hard and square.
This, oh snowball, is my prayer." - Calvin, from Calvin and Hobbes

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya