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Beloved Books

A poem on parting with books

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

books, my lasting companion
books, my comforting constant
books, thin fat or huge
are equally hard to lose
once you read
leaves a bond unexpressed
dare you have to explain anyway
sharing the bounty and asking for none
they warm the shelves in my home
along with my heart & soul!

A dreaded feeling when I have to let go
the weight, the space, the trouble,
in a relocation it causes,
Oh, dear! I hear my book call out
“Please be kind to me, give me away to
a reader who is kind, and gentle
think of me as a puppy you will give away
for I will warm their souls & hearts
just like I did yours! ”

©Shweta, 2021. All Rights Reserved.

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Shweta Shenoy

Exploring my world one day at a time with joy & passion — via words, books, paints & travel. Making sense of what life means to me on this journey