Poem: Prose Poetry – “Reading Away”


I just want to read. I don’t want to think. I don’t want to write. I only want to read. Let the pages turn, like Metallica’s Lars Ulrich sings. I don’t want to do anything else. I’m under too much pressure. I only want to read, in a comfy bed I’ve made. Sheets that are cozy flannel. A duvet that is heavy with blankets on top. Just let me be warm and content. I’d go outside, if it was twenty-five degrees. But now it’s winter. I’ll stay in my nest. I won’t fall asleep. The book has me enthralled. I’ll stay here with my pillows, all twelve of them. I will read to escape. A book that doesn’t make me wonder. Just words that mean what they mean. And are a hide away. It’s good to have something greater in the big picture. But in the book I read, I want to drift away. Love and Sex. A Mysterious Horror. Blood and Broken Hearts. Action and Sexyiness. Affection and Friendship. No Tears please. Take me away. Let me read. Let the time spin by. I’m in my bed. I’m reading each word with greed. Catch me another day. Today, I’m reading. Today I’m carefree.


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12 thoughts on “Poem: Prose Poetry – “Reading Away”

  1. erhynireh March 3, 2016 / 12:25 am

    At times, I also feel that I just want to read especially amidst difficulties. Reading detoxifies my soul.

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    • mandibelle16 March 3, 2016 / 3:34 am

      Exactly, you don’t have to think about problems or things your worried about. It’s great! Thank you for stopping by.

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  2. Mr. Crappy (JP) March 3, 2016 / 1:53 am

    Read 🙂 I like your piece. 🙂 If only we can read everyday without distractions… Make it happen 🙂

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  3. clcouch123 March 3, 2016 / 2:45 am

    This is so engaging. The detail is specific and appealing. All the textures on the (reading) bed and in the day reflect the textures of feelings. Want to read, want the freedom to, I want to escape, “Catch me another day.” This is delightfully compelling as a prose poem. Thanks!

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    • mandibelle16 March 3, 2016 / 3:32 am

      Hi Christopher. Glad you liked it. I got to spend a couple hours this morning reading away way. It was nice 🙂 Apparently it was National Reading Day in the US or Canada not sure which. Have a great day 🙂

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  4. Feelings and Freedom March 3, 2016 / 3:46 am

    Hey that was a good read !!
    We all feel that way at times. Just snuggle in the bed and enjoy reading…Very true. Keep reading 🙂


  5. Marquessa March 3, 2016 / 10:35 pm

    So good. I would love to get that feeling for reading again! I just drafted a post about my lack of reading….😕

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    • mandibelle16 March 4, 2016 / 2:42 am

      Haha. It’s okay I’m bad at it too lately. If you write as much as you can, sometimes reading gets left out. But yesterday morning I read for two- hours and it was relaxing 🙂 looking forward to reading your post!

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