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Changing into a Literary Character

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Changing into a Literary Character

   Which character 
will you be changed into today?
Perhaps Alexander Portnoy 
   or Bilbo Baggins
   You should take note
of the way you read
   and not become part 
of a story you didn't like
    After all - you are 
not a fictional character
    You are something 
real 
like the earth, sky 
  and moon
You exist in real time
Reading is a nice way 
    to fantasize 
Don't get caught between 
the pages 
     You'll find yourself crashing 
into the dark waters of unreality 
   Adrift in a sea of dreams
        you'll get lost 
and you won't be able 
    to escape
Do you really think 
   you can find a way 
in and out 
  of a made up world?
Good luck to you 
    with that one

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  1. Date: 2/9/2011 12:54:00 PM
    This is so true, Matt. People do get lost in what they read sometime...especially people addicted to those cheap romance novels, etc. They're good for entertainment but the line has to be drawn between fiction and reality. Thanks for sharing. Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/22/2011 10:21:00 AM
    well i must say...you.have said a lot here Matthew, enjoyed the picture's you have portrayed with your fine words today.

  1. Date: 1/20/2011 6:29:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your excellent poetry this morning Matthew. Wishing you a wonderful day. Love, Carol