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My Books

My books are my treasure.
My love for them has no measure.
I hold them very close to my heart,
As in my life, they play a key part.
I love my books
And often give them
Tender, loving looks
As if perceiving gems!
About my books, I am very possessive.
About their upkeep, I am quite obsessive...
Borrowers I avoid with a look dismissive.
These traits of mine invite comments derisive.
A good book often inspires
To read more and more...
It also very often transpires
That it opens my mind’s door...
Books give me silent companionship.
They promise me lifelong friendship.
They are there for me in my times of need,
Ever ready to provide an enjoyable read!


More By  :  Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy

Views: 1383     Comments: 8

Comments on this Poem

Comment Thanks for your positive feedback Jaipalji.

Padmaja Iyengar
24-Apr-2014 11:55 AM

Comment Nice! Yes, Padmajaji, books are indeed good companions to some.

jaipal singh
09-Nov-2013 09:58 AM

Comment Thanks very much Nairji for your positive appreciation. The click of a mouse can never replace the feel of real book pages...

Padmaja Iyengar
06-Nov-2013 05:36 AM

Comment May your love for books inspire the new generation to tread your path. The electronic age and internet have deprived them of the pleasure of possessing and reading books. Your poem captures the sweetness of what they are missing. Well-done!

Madathil Rajendran Nair
05-Nov-2013 23:07 PM

Comment Thanks Kulbir :-)

Padmaja Iyengar
05-Nov-2013 07:23 AM

Comment Padmaja,

I agree with you 100%.

04-Nov-2013 11:33 AM

Comment Thanks a ton for liking this one, Ru:-)

Padmaja Iyengar
04-Nov-2013 07:58 AM

Comment excellent dedication to your books..

04-Nov-2013 06:47 AM

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