If the Book Is Real

If the Book Is Real
By Jennifer Kiley

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If the Book Is Real
By Jennifer Kiley

If the book is real
Or a fantasy
A tale told well
Appeals to me
Telling a story
that holds my mind
Has to catch me
Out of time

I love to escape
To other lands
Other times
In elegant prose
And verses that rhyme
A book that feels
Delights me no end
I open the pages
And meet an old friend

Learning ideas
Newly created
Expanding my mind
Into all brand new spaces
Exploring thoughts
From realms out of reason
Uncovering secrets
And meanings in season

Books there are many
So choosing the right one
Takes some time
So I’ll choose the bright one
Where ideas shine
With brilliant perspective
I’m one of those
Who needs time
I’m very reflective

Books about lives
Told throughout time
A deep interest to me
Discoveries I’ll find
Learn about life
Some different from mine
Helps one to grow
It’s not at all to pass time

A reminder to me
How important books can be
I think of Twilight Zone
All the time in eternity
A bomb it goes off
The last person he felt lost
But luck led him there
With books more to spare

His greed for the plenty
And not caring for the many
He collected and piled
All his books made him smile
But while he was gloating
His glasses were broken
The sad tale ends there
Not a word could be spoken

© Jennifer Kiley 2012

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8 thoughts on “If the Book Is Real

  1. “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” ~ J.D. Salinger ~ The Catcher in the Rye


    • The ending to the poem is understandable if you know the Twilight Zone episode I am referring to. s/o and I argue about it. She sees it totally differently then I do. I’d say give him time. If the episode continued I am sure he would have been able to find a magnifying glass or something similar so he could read his books in peace. As to the art work, I am very resourceful & credit where I know who the artist is. Music, art and writing are my fields of interest. Chosing writing as my priority was my love of words. But I do and cannot live without music or art. I need them all to feel alive. Thank you for what you wrote. It makes one feel good to hear that what they are doing makes someone else feel good also. I do love doing this no matter what I am feeling inside. It has become a central part of me. ❤ J.K.


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