Have you found solace in a book?
On its pages, found a familiar memory, or a new hook?
Have some writings, seemed like a road that you missed or took?
Have some words given a recurring issue, a fresh look?
I find a good book to be a trusted friend, philosopher and guide,
Not easy to find, but a precious treasure by my side.
Lessons or teachings are not always easy to abide,
But, propel me to think deeper, or take a different stride.
Books can take you to familiar and new places,
Open known and unknown doors and spaces.
Make you wonder at varying paces,
And help you with life’s multiple mazes.
I find reading to be meditative,
Reassuring and restorative.
Helps me see perspective and prerogative,
Behind actions and reactions, beyond causative.
Recommendations from others are good,
But like art, for a book to be truly understood,
Depends on your mindset and mood,
Some learnings are easy, while others are only found under the hood.
Published by Shalini Kathuria Narang
Shalini Kathuria Narang is a software professional and a freelance journalist. She has reported for national and international newspapers, magazines and news sites. Her poems have been published in several anthologies including Starry Nights: Poetry of Diaspora in Silicon Valley and Pixie Dust and All Things Magical. She is a monthly contributor to Masticadores USA and has been published on Spillwords Press. She is originally from New Delhi.
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Beautiful! And I agree, very often times I have found a true friend and guide in books that I picked up to read.
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