public libraries: public liberation

community action: a poetic trilogy inspired by the work of Saul Alinsky (Part 3)

get thee to a library
digital child
read a book with pages
let your imagination run wild

stroll through the stacks
follow the dewey decimal trail
from 000 to 990
good books never fail

get thee to a library
let increased knowledge be your goal
you can better the world around you
by taking the first steps of your stroll

digital child
face illuminated blue
read good books and think
do not let the ruling classes control you

Paul Cech has been writing poetry since 1970. Several of his poems have been published as Saturday Poems in the Pittsburgh- Post Gazette and the Thomas Merton Center of Pittsburgh has published several of his poems in NewPeople. Read other articles by Paul.