Do you love them? Don’t care for them? books
I’m talking about books! Life
becomes exciting, riveting; with a
book in hand, soar delightfully, From tales
of fairies, talking Animals, Enid Blyton,
Agatha Christie, it is! Move on to courtroom,
biographies, travels, mythology, history.
What is not there to be read and reread?
Borrowing from library with meagre pocket money
Exchanging with friends, driving a hard bargain
Now blessed to have a library full!
Family of Readers we are, and proud to be
Books are our companions, in company
In solitude, here, there, everywhere
Books make us question, ponder, discuss
Debate, make us write, give wings to thoughts!
Kindle has entered, we have part converts
But the touch, feel, scent of books
That is comfort, like in Mother’s lap?
The rain splashing the windows,
The fifty degree heat, the cold makes me
Curl up with a book, and be transported
Into the pages of lives of others,
Worrying, smiling, teary eyed too!
Reading a passion, worth cultivating
Giving knowledge, guidance, inspiration
Ups or downs, this friend is by your side
Give books a chance, you will love them!
– poem by Prabha Raghunandan