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Old Feb 11 2017, 05:24 PM   #1
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I found this on facebook: -

I Opened a Book Julia Donaldson.

I opened a book and in I strode,
Now nobody can find me.
I’ve left my chair, my house, my road,
My town and my world behind me.
I’m wearing the cloak, I’ve slipped on the ring,
I’ve swallowed the magic potion.
I’ve fought with a dragon, dined with a king
And dived to the bottom of the ocean.
I opened a book and made some friends,
I shared their tears and laughter
And followed their road with its bumps and bends
To the happily ever after.
I finished my book and out I came,
The cloak can no longer hide me.
My chair and my house are just the same,
But -- I have a book inside me.
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Old Feb 11 2017, 05:33 PM   #2
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Highly appropriate
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Old Feb 12 2017, 03:24 PM   #3
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What a great poem!

One thing is strange - apparently all your apostrophes have been replaced with €™
So it looks like I€™ve, I€™m
This is the same thing I saw in your story!
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I find that with a few of the fanfics as well. Not just apostrophes but speech marks as well. though in my case they are all just replaced with the diamond with the query mark in it.

Oh; remembered, it does the same with any letter with an accent.
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Great poem. It's just how I feel when I open a book. My husband has to shout at me to get my attantion
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Great poem. It's just how I feel when I open a book. My husband has to shout at me to get my attention
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It almost looks like something or former Forum Poet Laurette Ghyle would come up with.
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Except that his version probably wouldn't rhyme
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That says it all so well.
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Great poem. I wrote something similar once, but I think I lost it.
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