Reading

by Emily | April 28, 2017
Poetry Contest 2017

When I read I catch a glimpse/
Of worlds beyond my own./
Of far-off towns and distant lands/
And things I've never known./

I turn a page and find myself/
In another's life,/
A different view from different eyes/
Of different joy and strife./

And for a moment, I let go/
As they take the helm./
And the actors in the book/
Journey through their realm./

I see their laughter and their grief/
Their smiles and their tears./
I hear the love songs that they sing/
Which travel through the years./

Just for a moment, I become/
 A different person, who/
By their life, shows me new truths/
And reminds me/
Of ones I knew.

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