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NaPoWriMo Poem Day 29 ~~~ Old Friends


Old Friends

Books, books, books
friends from long ago
Alice, Jo, Huck, Jane
Names written on my heart
characters that kept me company
on many a long lonely day

Books, books, books
the smell of ink on paper pages
the feel of them between my fingers
black letters dance before my eyes
taking me to new places and old
adventures to be had, tales to be told

Books, books, books
they can make me laugh, cry, think
stories take hold, don’t let go
till the last page is read to the end
many times beyond as my mind
takes flight, I am that character I find

Books, books, books
Old friends, new
safe havens, they never let me down
No one is ever alone, when they
pick up a book and open its cover
to worlds renowned……..

This poem came about from my love of books and the written word. Hope you enjoyed. 

22 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo Poem Day 29 ~~~ Old Friends

        1. well I meant it to mean that when I open the covers of a book they can take me to places well known, like London, or Paris, or Africa 🙂

          So I am never truly alone when I read, as they may even take me to the land of Dickens, or Mars even if I am reading science fiction.

          Does that help?


  1. Your love of literature and your connections to it are very clear Jackie I think you have expressive it very well indeed. They are permanent friends, ones who will never let you down.


  2. I love the chorus – books books books – such a simple yet perfect chorus, like a rallying cry or call to arms! I have a favouite couplet in “Many times beyond as my mind
    takes flight / I am that character I find” – it makes me happy when you can identify with characters in any medium but especially books! Lovely Jackie, as always.


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