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The ABC's of 2017
Why is it that most poets,
Write sad poems?
Or mad poems?
Happy go lucky just doesn't flow right.
This is real life
and the first thing we learn are our ABC’s...
Blasphemy. The stigma of bisexuality.
Conspiracies and college...
Love and loving lust,
Molly and marijuana. Murder and millennials. Mental health and
Transgender rights...lest we forget, Trump.
Xanax and extraterrestrials?
So that is why our poems are sad,
Because we'd rather you know about the bad.
We want you mad.
We're not just singing our ABC’s,
We're giving you something to think about
Before you catch some Zzz's.
Because The Thoughts Of A Girl Counts…
I want to be obnoxiously cute,
And make everyone else puke…
I want to be held in the arms of a man who’ve stolen my heart…
I want to be treated like the ultimate queen,
Like if they was proud to have someone like me…
Like if there was nothing to be compared with that can possibly be a match to what they call my ultimate “beauty”…
To be looked at like if I was a diamond in the most rarest place…
Like if I was everything they wished for in a prayer of faith…
I want to be spoiled in every way…
Spoiled through love and affection cuz I'm not a materialistic…
Because I’m in love the most smallest things,
Thoughts and details is everything to a girl like me…
Surprises here and there,
As well as randomness anywhere…
Because I'm the one who like that the world knows I'm his…
That he is so happy to have a found a girl like this…
A girl who likes efforts and sees the good in them,
Who can’t imagine a relationship like fairy tales that could have ever existed,
A girls who has experienced somethings but not everything
A girl full of insecurities and still keeps her cool…
A girl who doesn’t need a guy to drop everything for her,
Just needs to know that she is enough even with her deformities and to him feel so much more closer…
I like picnics and dates,
Just like I like going out for walks, even on a rainy day…
Just like I dream of being the girl the guy cries for at the alter,
When he sees me walking down that aisle knowing that there isn’t anything that could makes us any happier
All I wish to know is that they actually understand how I'm feeling…
That when they look at me, they’d know what I'm thinking
That when they hear a certain tone in my voice, they’d know how to respond…
That when they make their promises, they’s keep it…
That when I say “leave me alone”, they would not stop insisting…
That when I say “I have my period...”,
They’d come with food and chocolate…
That doesn’t get mad over the smallest things…
That doesn’t argue unless it is truly worth it…
One that works so hard to fix any problems instead of pushing me away…
I want to be more than words can ever describe a woman…
Just wonder who this guy could be…
You can check out The Underground Railroad at the Library, call number FIC COL 2016
FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES- Colson Whitehead won the National Book Award for fiction on Wednesday night for “The Underground Railroad,” a hallucinatory novel about the horrors of American slavery and the sinister permutations of racism.
The novel, which became a best-seller and was selected for Oprah Winfrey’s book club, follows a young slave named Cora who escapes a Georgia plantation and, in a surreal twist, travels north via a literal underground subway.
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Whitehead said he was drawing comfort in these politically uncertain times by focusing on the redeeming power of art.
“We’re happy in here; outside is the blasted hellhole wasteland of Trumpland,” he said, referring to President-elect Donald J. Trump. “Be kind to everybody, make art and fight the power.”
American Playwright Edward Albee passed away this Friday at the age of 88. Albee was three-time Pulitzer prize winner and, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, "arguably America's greatest living playwright". Albee's best know play is "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", an impassioned and controversial play that was made into a film in 1966 starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. The library has two plays by Albee in one volume, "The zoo story and The sandbox". Its is available to be checked out in the stacks under PS3501 .L25 Z3 1987
Basileiad Library now is the proud home to a Pokémon GO gym. If you're a Pokémon GO player, come down and test your Pokémon skills!
While you're here, you can check out "Console wars : Sega, Nintendo, and the battle that defined a generation" to learn more about one of the companies behind Pokémon.
1st Place Winner
Love is the song of the morning
Glistening through the stream of yester-night’s eve
On the glass And towards the window
The dove floats like a lily pad
Love is speaking
On the earth to which your heart’s
Eats away from the arterial sclerosis
Of my public attorney
Love is ugly
It’s pudgy It’s buckwheat It’s fat
Love is high It is nigh
It is far It is wide
Love is what Love is who Love is where
And love sure isn’t you
So don’t love
What’s not to be?
Only for once
Think about me
If I had chosen the latter I wouldn't be this different.
If I had said yes I wouldn't be where I am.
If I had resisted my feelings I wouldn't have gotten hurt.
If I had broken the rules I wouldn't have saved myself.
If I had denied you I wouldn't have cried.
If I had said no I wouldn't have this silver lining.
If I had not said those words I wouldn't have lost those friends.
If I had not listened I wouldn't be so confused.
If I had made a single, different decision I wouldn't be who I am today.
This is who I am this is who I am this is who I am today.
Who will I be tomorrow?
The Library has two displays for April, National Poetry Month and Banned Books. Banned or challenged books are books that have had drawn negative attention from people- usually parents- who believe that others -mostly children- should not have access to the content inside. #6 on the list released by the American Library Association is the Holy Bible
Also, we encourage you to check out just a few of our poetry books on display. Get inspired and enter the 2nd Annual Poetry Contest at Manor. Winner will receive a $50 gift card.
The author is most famous for his debut novel The Name of the Rose, which was to become an (awesome) film in 1986. NPR writes, "Eco's works tend to be challenging and laden with obscure references. But as he told The New York Times, he considered 'challenging' a compliment: 'Only publishers and television people believe that people crave easy experiences.'"
The Name of the Rose is a study in semiotics, hermeneutics, biblical exegesis, and medieval philosophy cast ingeniously as a murder mystery.
Check the book from the library's Popular Reads at FIC ECO 1980
A new Harry Potter Book will be published this Summer!
For more information read the article below:
Harry Potter Fans, Rejoice! New Book From The Wizarding World Coming This Summer
Like most of the rest of the world the Library staff is deeply saddened by the passing of icon David Bowie. However, in addition to his music, movies, and fashion, David left us with a list of books that he loved. You can see the full list here and check out some of them here at the Library. We'll miss you Starman.
New books, library events, updates, and other fun information will be posted here by members of the library staff!