The Book I Read

I hold a secret close to me

Want to make you trustee

Fill the void yet make me need

Loving you is the book I read

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There's the lock, here's the key

Open it, you set this free

Picture of you is my creed

Loving you is the book I read

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Whatever the journey, let it be

I'm in for the ride to reverie

Gorgeous man, take the lead

Loving you is the book I read

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Old paths littered with debris

Now cleared away so to see

Love is truth, to trust, the deed

Loving you is the book I read

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So, you and me forge a we

Down the road to what degree

Hold gentle reins that don't impede

Loving you is the book I read

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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Beautiful and awesome!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, breakfastpop!


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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

Amy, I've never been a fan of prose, probably because I can't write it, but this was beautiful. You put real feeling into what you write and your personality shines through.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Mike, so good to see you. I missed you. Thank you for your kind, sweet words. I always love to hear from you, my friend. It's amazing how much we learn about each other here at the hub!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Very nice Amy!

Up and beautiful.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thanks, Will. Appreciate those words from my favorite cowboy.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

You are getting better and better. I love this one and voted it up in all ways.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Martie, You can't know how much your comments mean. I had the feeling I was losing it...the creative ability spin the normal into something special. I think you are psychic! You are always so intune with me. Thank you forever for your support and encouragement, Martie.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Amy, this is the most important quality of a writer: The creative ability to spin the normal into something special = art. You have this ability in abundance. Just practise it daily like a pianist practise his piano :)))))


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Once again, Martie, of all the analogies to choose, you use the piano and practicing. It is uncanny, because my mom insisted that me, my sister and bro take piano lessons. The piano was something she liked, but the three of us disliked it. I hung in there for 5 years and never once missed it or the practicing thereafter. But, writing or painting, I get lost in it, Martie, and that is happiness...where even the clock can't find me.


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

The book can make me an open book, make me a new chapter in a lover's life, can make them a part of my life's chapter. So much I can read into this and it is obvious your talent is ever growing stronger. This makes me wander in my mind to all kinds of imaginations. Beautiful.


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

"Loving you is the book I read". Interesting imagery. Every page turned between lovers is a new page leading to enticement, passion, and sensuality. Lets hope the book never ends. Thank you for sharing.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

And who to know books better than you, BobbiRant, my friend, the author! You not only write well, you are a reader with the eyes of an artist and the fearlessness of a wanderer. I am honored that your imagination stops to visit my garden...the beautiful butterfly, wings going a mile a minute, stops to feed and I hope she will always find something of substance waiting for her...


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Yes, Augustine, there are people that come into our lives in a myriad of ways. Some fleeting, some for a little longer, some of the most intense burn up in a flash, others last. This is written about the sureness of the emotion, lasting and forever, real in my heart and soul...but many circumstances make it unlikely to be what men and women want from love...that person with you. It doesn't diminish the love felt and can sometimes me more sustaining and substantive than any other. It has great value. All love carries compromise. So, in that absence, I pick up that beautiful book and revisit and refuel and reaffirm my love for that important and very valuable part of my life. It has real and profound meaning in my life. I hope I conveyed that here. Thank you, Augustine, for stopping for a read and your insightful, thought provoking and clarifying words. You are brilliant.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

This is great. And I love how your words meld so well with the music you selected. Nicely done!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Genna, thank you for your time and comments. You make me better.


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

Oh Amy, my grandmother used to say, "you put your foot in that one". That meant you did a superb job. Yes, it's all in a book...your only limitation is in your imagination. Oh boy, look Amy I rhymed.

BTW, you can't include that good music. I get to shaking my stuff and forget what I'm doing. I had to go back and read the poem again. It was worth it. :)


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Oh Fay, I see where you get your spunk...it's in your genes! Thank you for delighting me with your commentary. Your writing has the ability to make me laugh, make me cry and reignite rage or passion through relating to every piece you write. I am so lucky to know you here. Thank you


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

I felt a song coming on with this one. You wrote the book on long songs, Lovers together as one can surely write a great book, sounds like you have one in mind. Good write, loved the music.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear saddlerider, I haven't seriously thought about a book...seems so overwhelming to me. But, I have thought about the fact I'd love to hear my words put to music...I'd have to leave that to a musician! I always love to hear from you. Thanks for visiting and your words always encourage me.


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

You know I love it. I was very happy to get the notice that you were on the board. Welcome back kid. Missin ya.

jim


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Awww, Jim. Thank you. That touches my heart.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

What a fantastic, meaningful linch-pin you used, Amy - 'loving you is the book I read." There has to be an entire book in that one short, wonderful line. Thank you. :)


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Oh, drbj, thank you for your attention to the details. I am always honored when you lay your brilliant eyes on anything I write.


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK

What can I say that hasn't been said, Amy? you have such beautiful words that well inside you and spill out on the screen. They dance, they sing, they make me smile and make me sigh.

'I hold a secret close to me

Want to make you trustee

Fill the void yet make me need

Loving you is the book I read'

This is a perfect emollient to the one who walked through life like an unread book...

'So, you and me forge a we

Down the road to what degree

Hold gentle reins that don't impede

Loving you is the book I read'

Beautiful and awesome. You have the power to construct magic out of such words...love it!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

It feels great to be understood. Thank you for showing me the verses that felt relevant to you, Docmo. I appreciate knowing and your sincerity fosters a connection in this big, big world.


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ahorseback 5 years ago

This is nice , Im sorry I havent been attentive to your hubs , I'll make it up! :-]


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I figured you just didn't like me!


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

Lovely poetry from a lovely lady. We are lucky to have you with us on HubPages. Thank you. :)


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

James, Such a beautiful comment from one of hubpages finest. I am honored, my handsome friend.


imranhaider 5 years ago

nice wording in hubsa activity


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you kindly, imranhaider! Appreciate your visit.


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well it just goes to prove that you can't keep a good woman down ..... especially when she writes like a force of nature - and has a songwriter's pedigree - to boot!

So very nice to see you back in the hub saddle - so to speak - artist/writer/advocate/activist/and well rounded renaissance woman that you are Miss Amy!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Colin, especially for the Renaissance woman compliment, at a time when I feel anything but..."a force of nature" ain't too shabby either! As always, your poetic words are an inspiration in themselves.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

You are such a beautiful poet - and when I read the words you've so meaningfully selected - I understand your intent I think. Sometimes I read poetry and I do love the words but they can be confusing, I never get that from you.

I find your writing to be very intelligent and the only mystery is what you have chosen to leave out!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Oh, Kelly, thank you so much for your meaningful words. You've made me so happy with your comments. Being the excellent writer you are, you know the importance of being understood. Thank you for that, RealHousewife.

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