A good book or an old lover

By Lylani

I read you a long time ago
Highlighting the parts of you I loved
Skimming them
living them
Breathing them
Over
And
Over

Until I knew them by heart
Every subtle .Plot. twist
All those characters
So well researched
Perfectly detailed
So believable

After so many years
I find you covered in dust
At the back of a shelf
I caress your spine
Thumb your dog eared pages
Smiling
Afresh
At your clever turn of phrase
Absorbing myself in you again
Fatally praying for a happy ending
Though this story was scribed in tears and stone
Long ago

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© 2008 Lylani
Published on Friday, November 28, 2008.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • soul_versing On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, soul_versing (1176)By person wrote:

    This is definitely worthy of a 10. Hm. Wish I could say I'd choose a book over a lover, but... to each their own. -bows Scholar

  • Ipson On Monday, April 28, 2014, Ipson (5)By person wrote:

    I really love this piece. Not only does it portray my love of books so perfectly (but all of us book lovers have had moments like this) but also because you have done an excellent job at describing how we can rekindle old loves that were once forgotten. Great job and keep up the good work!

  • Electric-Chair On Sunday, December 8, 2013, Electric-Chair (197)By person wrote:

    I truly love this piece, and the title is perfect

  • Star On Sunday, December 8, 2013, Star (1257)By person wrote:

    I love the smell of dusty old books. The way the pages sound as you flip them. *sigh* I should get the book again from the library I've read so many times. I'm glad I came across this. Definitely a bookmark. Thank you. ~xo*xo~

  • carlosjackal On Thursday, April 16, 2009, carlosjackal (2468)By person wrote:

    Very clever, brilliant, thought-provoking piece. Top draw :)

  • Leith Plunkett On Sunday, November 30, 2008, Leith Plunkett (242)By person wrote:

    Flows perfectly. Those last two lines are to die for. Awesome piece

  • Narcissa On Friday, November 28, 2008, Narcissa (403)By person wrote:

    Neither easy to let go...even through the tears we still reach for them. Perfect.

  • A former member wrote: Loved It. Beautifully portrayal of hope for a faded future.

  • Fantecstasy On Friday, November 28, 2008, Fantecstasy (128)By person wrote:

    Absolutely. *tips hat*

  • estherbell On Friday, November 28, 2008, estherbell (53)By person wrote:

    i find this really beautiful.the end is sad,touching.

  • The Lipstick Factor On Friday, November 28, 2008, The Lipstick Factor (295)By person wrote:

    Pretty imagery, nice flow and truth expressed eloquently. Nice work!


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