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REAL BOOKS

Lift it up and feel its heft
the weight of time and perspiration
all the effort that was left
on pages soaked in inspiration

Run fingers over textured cover
feel the binding on your skin
what new worlds will you discover
on the pages held within

Now open it to that first page
if it's new smell that fresh ink
and even if it has some age
the dust and yellowing won't stink

Let each page slip through your fingers
mark or dog ear favorite parts
where imagination stops and lingers
as the story stops and starts

And then when you read "the end"
place it on a crowded shelf
this pulp which has become a friend
perhaps a part of your true self

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Structured: Western
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Comments

Excellent write scribbler, I can smell those fresh new pages already!
Tim

In a time when all is going electronic,I thought to describe the advantages of books that can actually be held. Thanks for the visit...........stan

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I guess I'm old fashioned, I like books that you can touch and smell... the kind made from paper and ink! I love my books, only keeping the favorites, which I read over and over. My husband reads to me for a period of an hour and a half, before we go to sleep each night. We have a kindle, but I don't have the same feelings for it as I do about my books.

My favorite lines are:

Run fingers over textured cover
feel the binding on your skin
what new worlds will you discover
on the pages held within

I like your title. Your rhyming is good and feels effortless. Your language usage is easily understood.

always, Cat

When you fling poo, some of the stink sticks to you!

"The Book of Styx" can be ordered and purchased on line at:
http://eddystyx.mythramuse.com/

Even though I have a book published on Kindle I will still consider myself unpublished until I can send an actual hard copy of a book of my stuff to somebody....................stan

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double post lol

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