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Opened Book

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Opened Book

You lifted me from the shelf
Looked at my cover
Made a judgment on what was inside
Decided to spend some time

You explored my thoughts
Flipped through my pages
Bent my corners
Underlined my words
Dampened my paper with your tears
Pondered me
Laughed along my lines

I felt loved
Understood
Appreciated
I heard you sigh
Oh how I enjoyed our time together
The smell of your coffee
The rhythmic sound of your breathing
The feel of your hand caressing my pages

You closed my protective cover
Smiled
Placed me on your coffee table
Close at hand
I gladly wait 
To spend more time
With you my friend.

I have always thought the books I have read have felt like friends.
I have a hard time discarding books, I am even more loyal with friends.
Being here at the soup has blessed me with many new friends, I thank
you all for removing me from the shelf and taking time to read my pages.

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  1. Date: 9/29/2013 5:38:00 PM
    What was I saying about surreal lol Rick. as a book and a dear friend you are always a pleasure to read. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 12:28:00 AM
    Hi Richard, are you okay? ...I love this poem, books as friends...mmmh...some books are just too deep and I tend to shy away from them but others I have re-read until they started complaining and I had to do repairs! Books can indeed offer the comfort of a friend. Very well put. ps, I finally posted my first blog and my first article...thank you, for everything.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/24/2013 7:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes I read your blog and was moved by you posting my two poems. Then I was further moved by what is happening in your country. I soup mailed you Vicky.
  1. Date: 9/23/2013 11:54:00 PM
    I agree with you. Great poem!

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 2:01:00 AM
    Excellent work, Richard. Books do feel like friends, don't they? sometimes i think they ARE my world:) thank you for the great read.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/23/2013 7:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure Bindu, I appreciate the positive comment.
  1. Date: 9/22/2013 12:35:00 PM
    ...thank you for this piece...my love affair with books has stepped up to the next level...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/22/2013 1:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Wendy, what a nice comment!
  1. Date: 9/22/2013 9:17:00 AM
    You should know that ur special...this is a special write..I can never get tired of reading your poems...cheers !

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/22/2013 1:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Red, you are sweet!
  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:10:00 AM
    EXCELLENT PIECE OF WRITING A PLEASURE IN READING

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/22/2013 8:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Liam.
  1. Date: 9/22/2013 7:54:00 AM
    You are an absolute delight to read, Richard.....I spend lots of time going through your pages..... :) An all time favorite classic of mine! What a lovely lovely poem....I'm faving it...of course! :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/22/2013 8:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    As always you make me smile. Thanks Eileen.
  1. Date: 9/22/2013 7:52:00 AM
    I can't throw books away either, could probably open my own library. I am glad I lifted your talent and imagination from a shelf. Your words should never be covered with dust. You have inspired me once again this morning. I am actually posting two poems in one day! Oh my. The next one is Thoughts From A Tree and I think it could almost be the history of this wonderful poem.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/22/2013 8:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Aww thanks Monterey, I have to take off but will read it later.