Good stories

musings

DSC05430 (2)As a book worm I sat thinking one day

How does a great story carve its way

Into a reader’s mind and heart

How, of the reader, it becomes a part

There are a few things I’ve realized

A book leaves room to be surprised,

Its characters are somehow hopelessly flawed-

Superheroes are boring, imperfection we applaud

But their lives are far from ordinary

Embellishments to the characters are necessary

A good book usually tries to delve in

The darker realm of desires forbidden-

Emotions that spell danger when verbalized

Find safe expression in print, are rarely criticized

A good story includes, in generous measure

Love and its shades of pain and pleasure

A good plot that keeps readers on tenterhooks

A dramatic ending to make it the queen of all books

All made cohesive by words woven together

Such that you live vicariously the life of the character

On reaching the last page when you experience

Wistfulness, like a fabulous journey has reached its end

That is when you know that the book you just read

Was a masterpiece to be cherished and acknowledged. 

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