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I Love . . . to snuggle in my bed, no one around, the purring of my cat the only sound. And whether near a window streaming light or with a lamp nearby me late at night, I hold within my hands all boredom’s cure, for I’m embarking on a magic tour. I might be visiting a queen and king while on my way to find a hidden ring. Dark knights attack. Before the tale is done, I am a hairy hobbit on the run! Fear, though, is addicting. Oh, heart be still! I’m chased through pages of a book. The thrill! So many kinds of places I can go. So many kinds of characters to know. To ancient times on any given day I might end up and then be swept away. . . a slave girl who is yearning for the chance to be set free and even find romance! At other times, I’m in a mystery or in a crazy person’s mind I’ll be! When lost in a good plot, I just can’t wait to finish up and know my hero’s fate. To live another life I only need to open up a book and start to read! Written Feb. 20, 2017 Now used for Maureen McGreavy's What I Love Poetry Contest

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Date: 5/8/2017 9:33:00 PM
Love it, reminds me of the page master. If you haven't seen that movie, you should :)
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Date: 4/3/2017 4:22:00 PM
I love this poem but I can tell by your writing, You need no book for your mind and heart to take you to wonderful, Whimsical dream lands that are worlds away for most of us .. Great Write :)
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Date: 3/19/2017 9:59:00 PM
Wonderfully whimsical and endearing romp through the wonderful world of reading ... I love to read and I love this poem! Thanks so much for sharing, Andrea - this has brightened my day! :-)
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Date: 3/18/2017 8:50:00 PM
Yes, how wonderful it is as is this poem! Love it, Andrea...congrats! Just wondering (if you don't mind me asking) what contest did you get an NA with this? It's such a great write. I'm surprised. :)
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Date: 3/16/2017 8:57:00 AM
A marvelous write Andrea indeed excellent rhyming, congrats on a fine win!
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Date: 3/15/2017 1:32:00 AM
A most awesomely written poem
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Date: 3/7/2017 9:29:00 AM
I enjoyed reading your work today! You're still in the groove! RAY
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Date: 3/3/2017 7:44:00 PM
I've been collecting books for over 44 years now. Hardback, first editions. ALWAYS, BOOKS ARE GEMS TO ME AND MY COLLECTION IS HUGE! You captured that wealth and love for books magnificently in this gem.. A7 Adding to my fav list..
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Date: 2/28/2017 12:45:00 PM
wonderful piece !
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Date: 2/26/2017 7:58:00 PM
Your words tantalize us with succulent imagery to seduce us with the nectar of poetic creativity. Wonderful! Emile.
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Date: 2/26/2017 7:57:00 PM
Awesome poem Andrea, I'm lost in the book " Twilight", written in first person ! Good luck Andrea :)
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Date: 2/25/2017 5:20:00 AM
Andrea I have voiced the same sentiments about a good book. Wonderful writing , good luck, a winner for sure. Anne
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Date: 2/24/2017 10:40:00 PM
This is freakin awesome,,,, I mean this is very nice dear. Hey, how are you Andrea :) I know I haven't been on i a while. I just posted one :)
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Date: 2/24/2017 12:19:00 PM
Yes, books can transport us to other worlds especially Tolkien's writing. Nice job and bet of luck in the contest Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 2/24/2017 9:08:00 AM
I want this picture on my wall.
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Date: 2/24/2017 9:02:00 AM
You know Andie, You have written so, sooooo many poems. So this comment I'm about to make seems a bit exaggerated, BUT, it is NOT. This is truly one of the best you've written. So perfectly composed and cohesively constructed. So glad we have you here on the soup. Love your friend Bob.
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Date: 2/23/2017 9:03:00 PM
This poem is simply wonderful Andrea! You have expressed so eloquently what it feels like to be lost in a book. The joy that can be had within the palms of your hands in the printed page. An awesome poem you have created. It is going into my faves! 7 ; )
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Date: 2/23/2017 8:50:00 AM
Meant Consent Is this what they may have meant Did he have her complete consent Whatever they did may have gone Should have continued on and on End in the from sins did repent. Ran out of room again. Jim Jim Horn
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Date: 2/23/2017 8:37:00 AM
I remember Mom putting the light on your bed so that you could read without hurting your eyes too much.
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Date: 2/23/2017 3:50:00 AM
When a cat is purring Seems to be occurring When words I have minced The me he rubs against. And also is reassuring. Wow. Can you believe that.
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Date: 2/24/2017 9:07:00 AM
Get on it James. Awesome comment!
Date: 2/22/2017 7:04:00 PM
This is WONDERFUL, the flow, rhyme and content all grab and hold the reader. 7 and then some! Contest or not, this poem is a winner. Even better than a 7 is the WOW I gave you, and you'd know that if you'd heard me! Before my injury, I was always in a book. I miss reading, but refuse to dwell on it. Hugs ... CayCay
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Date: 2/22/2017 6:21:00 PM
Yes, that is wonderful indeed, and you captured the feeling beautifully. A 7. Good luck in the contest.
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Date: 2/22/2017 5:31:00 PM
How wonderful you are. Hope this does well in the contest. Your rhyme is smooth and effortless. The beat is even and pleasing. It sings. Personally I love it! A Fav!
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Date: 2/22/2017 3:32:00 PM
Was it a king or queen size bed and did you read my cat poem about my cats. That actually happened this morning.
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Date: 2/22/2017 12:57:00 PM
I love this Andrea! You have beautifully expressed the wonderment of books. They have been a lifesaver to me, one of the few ways to feel respite from pain. The details are so endearing, this is a special fave :-) blessings, lynn
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