Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Never Alone

Never Alone

The little girl gets lost in her books,
giving no thought to the way she looks.
She perches sideways or upside down in her chair,
her arms akimbo, her legs in the air.

Snug in her quiet, cozy spot,
she submerges herself in the twisting plot.
Her friends are the characters on the page. 
She watches them live and dream and grow and age.

She sees them struggle and make mistakes.
Other times, they get all the breaks.
Their lives fill hers and become her own.
They are always around. She is never alone.
                                                        

23 comments:

  1. what a charming poem. I really like this.

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  2. Oh this is precious! That is the way I felt when reading the Betsy-Tacy books!

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  3. I can relate. I read many books as a child. Now I lose myself on the internet instead.

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  4. the joy of reading and escape - you captured it perfectly

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  5. Sandy, Mildred, Linda, and Joanne, thank you. I think many can relate to getting lost in a good book. It is something I did quite often as a little girl. I still do today but not as often as I did then.

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  6. Oh I got lost in a book also as a child. I still do. We had a book mobile that would visit once a week thank goodness because we were miles from town. Love all your poems and stories. Hugs, LJ

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  7. So true and I can relate to this so much. I love getting lost in them and I never know what's going on around me. lol Have a nice weekend.

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  8. Sounds like you were writing about ME. I still get lost in books darned near every evening, but I don't sit in any weird positions while I do it anymore. That could be dangerous. :)

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  9. Very heartwarming poem :)

    Have a happy Halloween :)

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  10. I always loved to read as a child...still do! Thanks for sharing your poem.

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  11. It's a great poem that sheds light on the wonderful meaning of books for so many.

    Happy Halloween, Connie.

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  12. Haha that sounds just like me :)

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  13. Connie,
    I love this poem. It reminds me of my childhood when I loved to read books. Great poem!

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  14. What a great tribute to becoming immersed in a good read, Connie.

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  15. Perfectly described being lost in a book. And what a great place to get lost into. Happy Thursday, Connie. Love your poems.

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  16. LOVE it. Oh my goodness, I've been that girl too many times in my life. There's nothing like making new friends through a book, eh?

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  17. You have captured well and shared beautifully what it's like to be absorbed in a good book. Well done!

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  18. No better friends that our friends in a book.... Love this one, Connie.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  19. This was such a fun blast from the past. I loved getting lost in books when I was growing up and wish I had more time to do that now. This is such a poignant and beautifully written poem, Connie!

    Julie

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  20. I enjoyed this Connie, thank you.
    So good to get lost in a book.

    All the best Jan

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  21. Connie, this was great... really great... I used to read so many books and when I was involved in a book, I barely noticed anything around me. It was pretty awesome getting lost in those characters and story lines... awesome poem xox

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  22. Thank you, all. I have many kindred spirits in my blog friends. I appreciate each one of you.

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