Collecting Postage Stamps
by Esther Thornburg
(Cantril, Iowa USA)
What happens to a stamp when travel is done?
May it be of interest to someone?
Wonder where the stamp has been?
Can its message be read?
It has subjects without number.
They cause the mind to wonder.
Trace its message of when and where.
Enjoy the travels it has to share.
See the art it displays.
Check the history it portrays.
They can become a book of treasures.
They suggest stories without measure.
Stamps can be a learning tool.
They are fun to share at school.
To the young, the old, the dignified,
There is much pleasure to be supplied.
Just clip, and save, and keep.
It is a hobby with learning complete.
Leave a border, like a frame,
Also the date, and from where it came.
The collection includes knowledge gained.
The joy of accomplishment will remain.