The Book

The Google Book
The book opened up to me and therein lied
All the the wonders of the world and I sighed
We could go over there or maybe over here
From high atop on the mountains we could peer

The picture pages turned back and therein lied
Escape from the monotony and I cried
The rivers and the valleys seemed oh so dear
I could reach out and touch them they seemed so near

The book does appear now as if it does lie
Dashed hopes of a future my heart once spied
Sadly the visions were made perfectly clear
It was the book that survived; the earth was seared

Β© 2011 Michael Yost


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15 responses to “The Book

  1. lol i read your comment with the link “late late late” so cute! you can submit anytime, doesnt have to be friday… so please dont hesitate because you think it is too late.

    and im glad you did FWF again! you write rhyme with what seems to be such ease. it flows soooooo perfectly. melodic. i envy that. i cannot for the life of me write rhyme without stammering around! 😦 but you do it very well!
    thank you Michael! Happy to have you on board again!!!! πŸ™‚



    • I’ve been on this darker side binge and hesitated from posting it until I got a happy bug bite. After I found that book and It’s picture it was such a perfect fit I had to upload it. Gratitude accepted and given.


  2. Glad you did a FWF it’s beautiful, you rhyme with such ease, and love how
    you storytell.


  3. lovely entry…

    life is an invisible book too, we read it with our mind.
    Happy Sunday!
    I value your encouraging comments.


  4. I am in awe with your rhyming. Smooth and effortless. Great piece! πŸ™‚


  5. amazing book poetry, thanks for your divine spirits.

    happy poetry picnic!


  6. Love the rhyming in this… And all those ‘lied’ implications! *big grin* Inspiration aplenty for starving minds! Thank you – as always – for beautiful poetry!


  7. I really love everything about this! Especially the last line. πŸ™‚
    A great piece of poetry. (:

    Amber. xx


  8. Pure fun with words. What could be better! I liked it, too.


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