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Books are meant
to be felt.

Books should be
torn apart,
consumed by frustration,
reread with love
or understanding
’til the pages rip,
the covers disintegrate.

Readers must leave
Marks,
Remnants,
Memories
of a time when
touched, held, revered
by a collection of words.

Books are
meaningless or
filled with heart
by a writer, a muse, a subject,
A loyal reader.

Books are meant
to be felt.

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deathdragon1240 said...
Jan. 4, 2012 at 1:03 pm:
mesa loves thees books
 
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beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 14, 2011 at 10:48 am:
Amazing! I agree, books should touch you with different emotions, whether it be happiness, sadness or frustration---they should be felt. Great job!
 
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livelovesmile said...
Sept. 17, 2011 at 11:29 am:

Very well written! Nice job!

Please comment and rate my new poem "Safe On A Cloud"!! And some of my other poems, because I'm new to TeenInk: "Girl Next Door", "Captured by Reflections" and "Longing For Those Days" ! 

I would really appreciate it! Thanks!

 
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EyesofBlueFireThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Feb. 28, 2011 at 4:29 pm:
This is EXACTLY how I feel about books. :) This is just the best way to put it, keep it up
 
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dolphin13 said...
Dec. 19, 2010 at 2:46 pm:
I Love it! It is so true! Keep on writing!
 
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TrinityCreed said...
Oct. 22, 2010 at 8:50 am:
Good job on your poem. I know this sound a bit ackward coming from a guy, but I like poetry. Mostly into dark poetry though. But your poem is very good.
 
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CiCiJoLee said...
Sept. 20, 2010 at 6:04 pm:
the meaning is really great and they way you portrayed and written it is wonderful. good job:)
 
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Emily said...
Nov. 1, 2009 at 9:00 pm:
coming from a librarian's daughter, this is a very true poem. i believe in all of it. keep up the good work. :D
 
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This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 20, 2009 at 5:02 pm:
Two words: THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING, SENSATIONAL, FANTASTIC POEM ON THE PLANET EARTH OR ANYWHERE IN THE UNIVERSE EVER!!!!
Wait a minute, that was more then two words wasn't it? :)
 
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Zero_K This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 20, 2009 at 4:29 pm:
Love it! As a book-a-holic myself I absolutely agree. . .with everything!
-Blessed Be!
+++ZERO+++
 
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Inkspired said...
Sept. 11, 2009 at 8:41 pm:
I love how you say the reader should read the book with frustration, and reread it with love or understanding. I totally do that! And I agree- books are meant to be felt and reread until the spines are broken!
 
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enilorac This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 9, 2009 at 7:23 pm:
Thanks, everyone! It means so much to me that my peers like my work. :D
 
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Lector S. said...
Sept. 9, 2009 at 5:14 pm:
I really liked this poem
 
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Ashley=] said...
Aug. 14, 2009 at 7:13 pm:
I really like this poem :)
 
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Charley said...
May 29, 2009 at 3:45 pm:
This poem expresses my feelings about books, but I could not have written it so well!
 
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Lindsay E. said...
May 26, 2009 at 8:22 pm:
this is an awesome poem!!!!
 
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