Simple Words

By: Rylee Wilson

How could reading be an option?
It definitely could not.
I think of all the books I've read
that will not easily be forgot.

The stories that stay inside my head.
The characters that become my friend.
The books that made me laugh out loud.
The ones where I cried at the end.

All wonderful examples
on why reading is required.
It's more than just understanding words
or knowledge you acquire.

It's the magic way simple words turn
into stories, amazing and unique.
The ones that remind us we're not alone
when things are looking bleak.