I read too many books

August 8, 2012
By amethyst_novelist13 GOLD, Lake Oswego, Oregon
amethyst_novelist13 GOLD, Lake Oswego, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"You have to write whichever book it is that wants to be written. And then, if it's going to be too difficult for adults, you write it for children." Madeleine L'Engle


I read too many books.

Stories of broken, billowing, stormcloud love,
the passion that comes with hard edges,
the darkness
with small breakthroughs of light.

I mistakenly wish for that passion.
The fragments of girlhood within me long for the drama of tormented love.

Sometimes I need to breathe more deeply
and remember how happy I am,
how lucky I am.

How happy that I have much sunlight and few rainclouds.

How lucky that we are two small blades of grass
that stretch upwards in the light
and bend together under the quiet weight of the rain.


The author's comments:
It's important to remember that the simplicity of real life is much better than the drama of fiction, no matter how much fun it is to lose ourselves in those stories.

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