If life was a bookshelf And we were all our own book I’d be more than myself You’d be more than a look
When a story begins I read the words you show me And when I read beyond the skins You write what you think we’ll be
We’ll get to the climax, good or bad The details are a little different than before Straight to the falling action, happy or sad But the structure always has the same core
Every time I get to an ending chapter I’m more at peace, a little less stressed I wonder if you’re just an attending actor I wonder if this is all just a lifelong test
So, when I picked your book off the shelf I didn’t know how long you’d be in my book But I was ready to leap, ready to test myself I got the best ending of all, I’m more than a look
Author’s Note – I’ve been pondering this idea for quite some time now; this perspective has so many different angles to it. I’m sure I’ll continue to play with it in the future too :-).
Writing, reading, storytelling, and books in general are some of the most special things in life – there’s something that resonates so deeply when mixing them with our human lives. So cheers to the stories we’re creating and reading in every moment!
It was so fun to collaborate with my little brother on this piece! This poem is based off our family tradition when we were younger of reading poetry each night. Those poetry nights shaped me into the person and poet I am today. It feels very full circle that my brother’s first poetry experience is this, it was such a pleasure writing with him. Do go check him out, he’s full of joy vibes and definitely played a big part in my journey of becoming fearless and free!!!
The past few months, I’ve read amazing books by my friends in this wonderful community! I feel so blessed to have read these masterpieces and am so excited to share my thoughts about each one!
First up, Memoirs of a Star by the wonderful Diana! This book sits on my nightstand and I frequently re-visit it! Diana is a beautiful weaver of words and this book is just so stunning! Thank you to Diana, for sharing her beautiful, bright and inspiring light through this book and all she does to make this community a better place!
Next up, is the breathtaking and epic wonder, Infinite World by the amazing Rishika. I LOVE this book so much, each poem is just beyond words magical. Rishika is such a sweet spirit I’m lucky to call a friend, and this book is a special expression of her beautiful heart! Thank you to Rishika, for sharing this masterpiece and for all she does to make this community a better place!
And last, but, certainly not least, the lovely Ashok’s spectacular book, 4 Pillars Of Abundant Life. Ashok, himself, is such a pillar of this community and this book is just a marvelous illumination of his inspiring spirit! I often use the word “blessing” in describing this book, as it is simply that! Thank you to Ashok, for this gem of a book and for all he does to make this community a better place!!
This post was such a joy to write and these books will live on in my heart, mind and soul! It’s been a fun few months of reading, I can most definitely say that! Books are treasures and there’s something special about the experience of reading; I promise that you’ll have some magical and memorable experiences journeying through these sensations! You will be blessed in many ways! Be fearless and free -Ace