Ode to Reading

Ode to Reading

A Poem by Solitude

This is my other favorite ode from 7th grade English.

It's me,
Only me,
In my own wondrous world
No longer a part of this one.
I am forgiven of anything,
Living inside a world
Created by another.
A castle in a kingdom.
A kingdom in a book.
Hidden away, where
No one
Sees the book that holds my
Under my desk, so I may read
And not get caught.
At night,
Time to sleep,
But not for me.
Under covers, flashlight in hand
I go to the
Life I wish to
A squire of King Arthur,
A knight fighting monsters,
A reader enveloped in her book.
When I do sleep, my dreams are
With the ivory pages,
The mahogany cover.
I become a lover looking for another,
A pirate searching for treasure,
A reader longing to read.
As I awaken, I
Pick up my book,
And read a few pages.
I stop.
I have finished my book,
The adventure has ended.
I am lost.

© 2010 Solitude

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Author's Note

Constructive criticism is appreciated

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nothing to really criticize, very fun reading about your reading lol
it was touching and, no offense, but kinds cute. has me reminiscing about starting my fascination with reading in my youth
i guess the ending seems a little abrupt, the read has a good flow overall though
very fun, great write, keep it up, and dont be afraid to revisit this work in the future :)

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on June 29, 2010
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Lonerland, VA

I love to write about everything; my sword, my life, my friends, my problems, pretty much anything that first comes to mind. I'd love to say that I was born with a pen and a book in my hand, though t.. more..

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