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The Great Escape
Lois Corcoran

When troubles get the best of me
And friends have gone astray,
I have a place I like to go
That isn’t far away.
I need no train to take me there,
Nor swift and mighty steed,
For what I do when I am sad
Is find a book to read.
The stories take me everywhere,
I travel in my mind.
Whene’er the hero must move on,
I won’t be far behind.
I live his life in all detail.
His thoughts are my thoughts, too.
How can I share a life so rich
And find time to be blue?
So when you’re feeling woebegone
And friends are hard to find,
Open up a waiting book
And leave your cares behind.
by Lois Corcoran.
Used with the author’s permission.

Lois Corcoran wrote dozens of awful poems before turning her proverbial pen toward humor.  Her column appears in Great Lakes area newspapers, and she's been a regular contributor to Practical Homeschooling magazine.  She and her dysfunctional family live in Upstate Michigan.

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I pack up my troubles in an old kid bag, and smile, smile, smile as the lyrics said once upon a time Or I put them in a drawer and throw away the key.
Posted 04/29/2012 05:58 PM
A poem that rhymes and is wonderful, in verse and concept! Great!!!
Posted 04/23/2012 05:14 PM
This sounds like an old poem. I was surprised that you didn't find it in "The Public Domain". I loved it!
Posted 04/23/2012 09:36 AM
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