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Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: Poem -Free Verse – “World’s in Books #amwriting #poetry


Thank you to Priceless Joy for hosting FFftAW.

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TJ Paris

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Leave me here; I don’t want to go back yet, 

Gigantic and prolific library,

Please, I beg, let me stay the night, explore.

The windows are huge, light the entire room.

Let me stay as day fades, using candlelight to read.

I’ve spotted mint condition editions, Mark Twain.

On the otherside I found, several books by Jane Austin, 

I can hardly breathe, there’s so much literature.

Nathanial Hawthornes, Scarlet Letter,

D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, found, 

You’re angry; I understand, go back to the hotel, 

Let me read as the sunsets, in black night.

You don’t understand all the world’s I’ve discovered, 

I walked in a simple library, found glory.

Paging through stories, even modern,

Saul Bellow’s Mr Samler’s Planet, found,

Stephen King and Margaret Atwood her —

I never liked so much as Harlequins,

Dated back to the nineteen-forties, fifties, 

A treasure I’ve found, it’s priceless, worth so–

Much more than all the gold, which ever was and is,

Leave me read dear, let me delight, in lands, 

We can never see, outside this hallowed sanctuary. 

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©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.

21 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: Poem -Free Verse – “World’s in Books #amwriting #poetry”

    1. Great catch Michael. It is hallowed, like a holy place almost. I did use hollowed in my SPF poem, as in depressions in the eyes of the skull. Confused I guess. Thanks for reading and for asking 🙂

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    1. Thank you Christopher. There is something magical about a library. Maybe because my Mom always took us as kids and were learned to love it, but either way they are much beloved 🙂 have a great weekend 🙂

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      1. I agree! The library was, and is, an important place. Where I live now, the library is around the corner. It’s not that well-developed, but it’s there with books and comfy chairs. I hope your weekend is going grandly.

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