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Page Turners - a Poem

Updated on September 10, 2016
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Kathleen Cochran is a writer & former newspaper reporter/editor who traveled the world as a soldier's better half. Her works are on Amazon.

Heidi

Pippi Longstocking

Little Women

all the Nancy Drews.

Wondering what it must be like

to live alone,

to be old,

to find out why.


To Kill a Mockingbird

Tale of Two Cities

Canterbury Tales

Friday night football games.

Making out in the driveway.

Learning secrets.


The Best and the Brightest

All the President's Men

On War

The Boys on the Bus

Having keys of my own.

Eating peanut butter sandwiches for lunch

- and dinner.

Learning checks bounce.


Ken Follet's

Two of Susan Isaccs' twelve; still waiting for more of the same

Nelson DeMille's

Only the first Nicholas Sparks'

and Vince Flynn's . . . too late.

Finally reading for fun again.

1984 seeming a long ways away.

2 a.m. feedings.

And the words kept me company.


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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Wow what an interesting way of including all your favourite books, authors and bits and pieces in Appel Kathleen...well done. Voted up.

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Thanks Jodah. You are welcome to steal the idea. It came to me when I woke up this morning - or right before.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      That was sooooo cooooool! I love the way you presented this...bravo!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a lovely poem based on a very creative idea!

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      billybuc: Just when you think there is no new way to write - poof - an idea first thing in the morning! Thanks

      AliciaC: As I said to Jodah, you are welcome to the idea. Would love to read some others. Thanks for the comment!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A beautifully created poem I loved it!

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      DDE: So glad you liked it. I just misspelled Dubrovnik in another comment! Wish I'd seen yours first!

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      Pennyforyourthots 2 years ago

      Nice poem about personal growth through reading at different stages throughout life! I loved it. Thanks for sharing!

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Yes they dud (keep you company) and now they keep me awake1!1 Great poem...so many favs are held therein.

      What gifts writers leave for us

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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      Dr.Anisha.S.K.Deepesh 2 years ago from THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, KERALA ,INDIA

      Wonderful idea for a poem..was waiting a new hub from you. And it seemed beyond my expectations...inspirational one ...for immature writer like me..thank you Kathleen

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      dranisha: We all started out as immature writers! Awesome to think someone is waiting for my hubs - thanks!

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      pstraubie48: Angels to you as well.

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      Linda Rogers 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Kathleen-this is an excellent, creative poem. A piece of work, full of surprises. Love it and voted up and sharing.

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Minnetonka Twin: So glad you found this one and welcome to my hubs. Hope you find others you like as well.

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      Theresa Ast 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Glad you mentioned this poem this morning. I really like it and apparently so do a lot of other people. Very interesting take on listing favorite books/authors. Sharing.

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Would love for other hubbers to borrow this theme. It's an easy way to tell your own story. Thanks for commenting.

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      Theresa Ast 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      On a third and slow read through (yes, I read way too fast for poetry -- another great reason to have pictures in a book of poems, they cause one to slow down and question, maybe even contemplate) I am liking this poem better and better and connecting it more to the pictures. :) Sharing.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      The epitome of a great poem! You've included so much, made it interesting, threw in some personal information....I could go on and on. Really great and really great photos too.

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Aw shucks, Till! Thanks. This one came to me while I was waking up one morning. That hasn't happened to me in a long while.

      phdast7: Pictures, pictures, pictures - I'm listening to you!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Very creative poem. So cool! Pipi Longstocking and Heide reminded me of an awesome time with my son when he was small. We had fun watching Pipis and Heides adventures.

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Thelma: Willkommen! I lived near Giessen in the early 80's for 3 years and loved it! This was a fun "poem" to write. Glad it brought back memories of your little boy. I have two myself (grown now). Thanks for commenting!!!

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      Theresa Ast 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      This really is so very well-done. I like it better each time. Off to the lake house. Sadly I have a satchel just full of papers to grade. Joyfully I can look out the window and watch the river while I grade and dream a little. Also, Greg and I will be planting Muscadine grapes this weekend. Walter my retired business professor friend from Reinhardt gave me two gallon bucket plants. This will be a first for us -- we have to decide what to let them climb up on. :)

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      Theresa Ast 21 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Really like your new picture. Still like the poem. :)

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      Kathleen Cochran 21 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Yeah, I decided it was time to come out from behind the glasses. Who do I think I am? Tom Clancy? Just don't ask me the date this picture was taken. I stand on the 5th! I also changed the picture on all my books. Marketing - Smarketing!

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      Theresa Ast 21 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      From one woman to another, I mean, one author to another, I would never inquire as to the age of the picture. As everyone knows, authors are eternally youthful. :) And marketing does matter. One day I will do some marketing. :)

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      Audrey Howitt 21 months ago from California

      I so enjoyed this! From one voracious reader to another!

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      Kathleen Cochran 21 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Thanks Audrey. Would love to see other hubbers' version of this poem!

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      Nithya Venkat 14 months ago from Dubai

      Enjoyed reading, books are great companions.

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      Kathleen Cochran 14 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Vellur: Some books really do become companions. Which ones are yours?

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      Kathleen Cochran 3 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Another year. New pages to turn in 2017.

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      Kathleen Cochran 6 weeks ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Happy Poetry Month! Where are all the other HP poets out there? Show us what you've got!

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