Those words, they make me…

I sailed the seas with Odysseus
Went with the Famous Five on adventures
Never imagined I would fly a broom
Or see the world compressed in a room

Praying for Dantés, whispering – go, go go…
Relishing revenge with the Count of Monte Cristo
Adoring Atticus and admiring Rhett
Scorning Anna but forgiving Scarlett

Picking oranges with Ma and Tom Joad
Driving the truck on an endless road
Listening to John Galt and Rearden
Of vision and steel, these intriguing men

Lying curled up, weeping for Hassan
Will Sohrab smile again; can Amir be forgiven
‘There’s a way to be good again’ – a haunting question
‘For you a thousand times over’ – such a classic expression

Pride and Prejudice, I lived it all
War and peace, I saw it all
Goblet of Fire, I did it all 
Alice in Wonderland, I revelled in it all

Those writers, they wrote for me
Those stories, they were made up by me
Those books, they made me
Those words, they make me

Those books, they made me
Those words, they make me

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