International Literacy Day

  On the road to anywhere 

  in the midst of the galaxy 

  I met a child

  with eyes that smiled

  Here's what she said to me :   

  "Yesterday, I saw the moon but it wasn't in the sky -- 

   It was in a book, it sounded round, the gold got in my eye

   You see, I learned to read, Miss 

    Now, I understand

    I never knew it possible to hold the moon in my hands

    No, I never knew it was possible to hold the moon in my hands."  

                                                                                                      S.F.