A way to get infinite pleasure
Is reading a good book at your leisure
Soaking in every printed word
Transported to another world..
Letting the characters grow on you
Living their life vicariously, too.
In sync with the cadence of the plot,
In the writer’s web, you get caught..
Letting your imagination soar
As new ideas open their doors
The whole slew of human emotions
Love, jealousy, flattery, devotion
Anger, despair, happiness,
Each one you may witness.
With each new book you embark
On a virtual adventure in the dark
Not knowing what is in store
An engrossing read or a colossal bore.
When you get to a good book you may find
“Nirvana” for the soul and mind
Reading a good book is my meditation
It leaves me with a sense of elation.
P.S. The image above is a photograph of the mural in my local library.