Winston Setiawan


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The source of intelligence
The start of knowing
The power that is against
All the evil minions growing

Reading makes us clever
We can know more words
Our vocabulary won't be in terror
It will never make us nerds

Reading makes us creative
We would make better comprehensions
Our ideas would be explosive
To be set off in different tensions

Reading gives us hope
To lead on our lives
It will give us rope
To get out of the mines

Reading makes us cheat
The books where every cheat lies
To victory from defeat
To kings from flies

But that is not all
For books can harm us
It will make us fall
It will make us poisonous

But reading is balanced
Where good and bad comes along
They can all be danced
They can all sing a song

Reading is a strong subject
We cannot forget
For we cannot reject
Without it, we are just puppets

The heart of stone relieved
From reading through the pages
None shall be deceived
None shall start rages

The love of books enters us
From the pages to the authors
One goal to be a book author
Be a book eater and explore


Reihaneh on 1 June, 2020


Inkheart on 11 June, 2016

This is so true. So let's read!

Nikki Encina on 10 June, 2016

I agree with you very much........ all should read. Best and warmest wishes, Nikki

Olivia on 29 May, 2015

This poem is the best I totally agree with you

Omg on 21 February, 2015

Omg wow that is so gooooooooooood! I totally agree with you!

Karsen the Dragon Rider on 25 September, 2014

OMG! All book readers should agree. Thats amazing! Heres another: Some books seem to bleed others to cry I love to read whether books are wet or dry

GraceZ on 11 July, 2014

I really like it!

Hannah Begley on 23 May, 2014

Being a bookworm myself, I totally agree. Your poem is inspiring and beautiful. And the best part is that it's absolutely true and it's appropriate for all book lovers!

Alicia on 5 November, 2013

Great poem. I like reading and I think it's really good. Have you read my poem memories? Anyway your poem is great. It should be published.

Lollypop on 31 October, 2013

Really good poem!! Nice words and nice melody.

M.E. Lewis on 10 October, 2013

That was really well done! I quite liked. Very creative and very true. Your words mirror the thoughts I've had many a time.

Amr EL-Azizi on 30 August, 2013

True that, I really like the message of the poem as well as how you pulled it off. The rhymes weren't really forced at all and this poem speaks to me personally as a book lover. Great poem.