The Old, Wrinkled Book of Life

December 11, 2016
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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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LeisurelySketches said...
Mar. 29 at 11:33 am
Thank you so much!
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Mar. 27 at 8:01 pm
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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