Old Books Never Die

Photo: a pole of second-hand books. Caption reads: "Portals to adventure and mystery..."

Old Books Never Die poem by Iris Carden

There's magic waiting
in op shops and second-hand stores.
Portals to adventure and mystery
to future and history.
Portals opened by others
but ready for use again,
ready to show you 
what others have seen,
ready to take you
on the paths where they've been.
Step into a world
as fresh now as then.
Give life to a story
told once again.
Old books never die.
Their stories live for ever.

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By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.

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