Books MAG

By Kelsie Anderson, Indianapolis, IN

They call to me, enticing
From my overflowing shelves,
Their pages softly yearning
To share their untold wealth.

And I, the greedy reader,
Gladly give in to their pleas
And thumb through all the pages
With an air of practiced ease.

And with every page I’m turning
And with every chapter read
I’m getting closer to the ending,
But it’s a start I’ve made instead.



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InkyOwl BRONZE said...
on Mar. 7 at 11:08 pm
InkyOwl BRONZE, Bloomington, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Words are the voice of the Heart

YES! I absolutely ADORE books. Awesome poem... :)

on Nov. 4 2016 at 10:37 am
Luckystar78 ELITE, London, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"..though warm as summer it was fresh as spring." (Thomas Hardy) ("Far from the Madding crowd")

This is clever and rhythmic - a beautiful ballad in its simplistic intelligence.

NoniDoni GOLD said...
on Jan. 8 2015 at 7:43 pm
NoniDoni GOLD, Calabasas, California
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WOW! That's insanely good!!! I love the rhyming! Check out my poem and give feedback!

on Jun. 14 2012 at 2:40 pm
Dreamgirl95 BRONZE, Sugarland, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you.

This is great, I feel this way every time I read. Keep up the good work!

on Oct. 30 2011 at 6:36 pm
Countrylife4 GOLD, Maine
11 articles 4 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Someday soon we're gonna catch that dream we've been chasing"
"Seven days without a horse makes one weak."
"The worst part of riding is when you dismount."

Insult my clothes, I say, “Okay, thanks for the compliment.”
Insult the way I look, I say, “Thanks for notifying me.”
Mock me and say riding isn’t a sport, and I’ll say,”You say that ’cause you can’t ride.” But before you make fun of my horse, make sure you have “911″ on your speed dial.

This is great! I read one book after another and another!! Great work :)

on Aug. 7 2011 at 9:02 pm
girlonfire95 GOLD, Greeneville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."

-Dr. Seuss

This is really awesome! I'm an avid reader myself. Good work!

on Aug. 6 2011 at 7:00 pm
-BeautifulFeet- PLATINUM, Maysville, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, imagination encircles the world."

I really like this and the extensive vocabulary used. I can relate, I am actually half reading a book and half reading teenink at the moment. xD

on Jun. 22 2011 at 5:26 pm
FallenAngel1 SILVER, Chula Vista, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Good Night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that i shall say good night till it be morrow."-Romeo and Juliet act II scene II, William Shakespeare
"What's In a name? That which we call a rosse by any other name would smell as sweet."-Romeo

This is a very good poem, it describes how i feel when i read a book because i LOVE to read. my parents say that its an obsession. Keep it up.

.sunshine. said...
on Oct. 24 2010 at 1:45 pm
.sunshine., Ashtabula, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Whatever doesnt kill me makes me stronger"

I love books, and this was a great poem.

on Sep. 10 2010 at 7:03 am
taintedannex GOLD, Hong Kong, Other
15 articles 5 photos 166 comments

Favorite Quote:
The truth is that at some point, everyone's going to hurt you. You just have to decide who's worth the pain.

Some say having something to lose is what makes you vulnerable. I believe that having something to lose only makes you stronger.

This is beautiful, and I can completely relate - I do the exact same all the time

Lovely :)


on May. 20 2010 at 8:26 am
CountryGothic GOLD, Somersworth, New Hampshire
16 articles 2 photos 207 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Once something has been said, it cannot be said in other words." -Aristotle

Beautiful little poem, very nice! :)

on Mar. 4 2009 at 3:31 am
blingblang4eva ELITE, Fayetteville, Georgia
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love this :0 i am a fellow book fan so i can totally relate.

kianapearl said...
on Dec. 19 2008 at 4:43 am
I really like your poem. I love to read so I can relate. Great job.

BeatleMania said...
on Dec. 7 2008 at 3:53 pm
Bravo! You did very well at creating a rhytmic feel that avoided choppy phrases. Overall, well written!

Lonelymaiden said...
on Aug. 19 2008 at 7:44 pm
That is how I feel about reading. Great poem.

Keep writing :)

on Aug. 6 2008 at 5:04 am
I really like this, it's interesting and easy to understand.


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