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The Bookstore

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Below is the poem entitled The Bookstore which was written by poet Mary Chapman. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Bookstore

Sitting in the café, of my favorite bookstore,
Writing poetry for my book
I find myself staring at words, close my eyes  
And let the words just pass me by.

People walking past me, wonder what I do
I continue writing as if I knew.
They seem to think I concentrate
When all the while I hesitate

I’m looking for some inspiration
Interest and communication
Inspired by some motivation
To help me write with dedication

But all I do is fall asleep.
Picking up my pen at last
Returning to the words that passed
Is what I want to-do

Sitting in the café, of my favorite bookstore,
Writing poetry for my book
I find the inspiration needed
In the words of the poets on the shelves around me









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  1. Date: 8/20/2013 8:05:00 AM

    What a struggle, what a fight? Hmmm...next time you may want to try the outdoors...Nice inspiration can also be found in nature. Take a walk in the park, or a look at the city at nights.Good effort.

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 3:19:00 PM

    it sounds like you were at Barnes and nobles. I love that place. Good read for me!!

    Chapman Avatar Mary Chapman
    Date: 7/24/2013 6:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you for the review and comments, yes i was talking about Barnes and Noble