The Old, Wrinkled Book of Life

December 11, 2016
By LeisurelySketches SILVER, Mohali, Punjab, California
LeisurelySketches SILVER, Mohali, Punjab, California
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Favorite Quote:
Your life has a limit but knowledge has none. (Zhuangzi)


There is an old, wrinkled book on the shelf

It reeks of mysterious tales and wise sayings

Peacefully quiet and restful

As it settles in a hidden corner, watching young seekers of truth

 

Each wrinkle on its old cover

Speaks of an experience

Each handwritten sentence

Narrates quaint tales of the past

 

Though its colours have faded with time

They have made vibrant its age

Elevated it from the ordinary journal 

To a saga of timeless wisdom

 

It hasn't tried to protect itself

From the glaring heat and rough winds

But welcomed them willingly

And has eroded away to reveal infinite value

 

Well, its ancient, deformed exterior

Has turned away seekers of beauty

Who noticed just the deep creases and folds

But not the intense intrigue they hide

 

But it's a very satisfied memoir

Absorbed in its own depth 

So it revels in the stories it holds.

And converses with mythology.



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on Mar. 29 2017 at 11:33 am
LeisurelySketches SILVER, Mohali, Punjab, California
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Favorite Quote:
Your life has a limit but knowledge has none. (Zhuangzi)

Thank you so much!

on Mar. 27 2017 at 8:01 pm
Patrick82432 PLATINUM, Cheektowaga, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Where voice had failed
my pen prevailed
and like the winds, became a gale"

~Me

I just got around to reading some of your pieces and I'd just like to say this piece is amazing! I love it!




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