For Love of a Book
Beneath the garden wall
I found you as I was reading,
Feeling small, feeling alone.
But the written word came to life and
When you triumphed
Or when you loved
My heart was lifted.
You led me willing to your secret land
And I will never be the same
As before I entered these pages.
Let this story never end, please?
Let it go on and on,
And may you always remain.
Who I was has washed away
My heart has dashed upon your shore
O book, you’ve claimed me
I’m not the one I was before.
© Connie J. Jasperson 2015, All Rights Reserved
Connie J. Jasperson is an author and blogger, and a regular contributing member of the Edgewise Words Inn staff.