This I Believe

samantha - broomfield, Colorado
Entered on February 6, 2007
Age Group: Under 18
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I Believe in the Written Word

I believe in the written word.

I believe in literature.

I believe in books,

And magazines,

And poems,

And scripts.

It doesn’t have to be dignified,

Or deep.

It doesn’t have to have a purpose.,

Or a lesson.

It doesn’t have to rhyme,

Or be spelled right.

It just has to be real,

And honest,

And there.