Hour 17: Gaiman quote prompt

“Books were safer than other people anyway.” – Neil Gaiman

People forget, if they ever knew,
Just how dangerous it is
To read a book.

To open the cover and discover
Again, for the first time,
The birth of an idea.

Words wielded like weapons,
Disrupting world orders,
Creating chaos.

Religions rely on them,
Governments censor them,
People unite through them.

A story holds up a mirror,
Sends out a challenge,
Persuades, changes, reveals.

True wisdom never underestimates
The revolutionary power
Contained within a book.

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