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"Books" by Eric Wayne Flynn

Updated on April 4, 2014
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"Books"

Painful pages with flowers

Pressed between them

Flipping through them for moments

Growing accustom to their prose

Pressed between my pages lays a rose

Thorns as big as sharks teeth

Shredding up flesh

Thumbing through it

Next chapter

The setting

The sun

Drenched in sweat

Taking a step

Getting burned

Flipping through books

Another lesson learned

Reading too much into them

Knowing you will put them on the shelf

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 4 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Jodah, I agree. Thanks for the vote up, visit and kind words as always.

      EWF

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      John Hansen 4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hey Eric, I guess people can be compared to books, especially old books. You can't always tell by looking at the cover what's inside. A shabby well worn book may be a classic and has been very popular for many years. Many different things can be used as bookmarks too. I once bought a book from a second hand book shop for $1.00 and found a $10.00 note inside as a book mark. A good deal. Anyway voted this up.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 4 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Ha, gotcha, thanks as always Jamie.

      EWF

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      I loved the poem but found myself commenting on the photograph. Lol. Jamie

    • Eric Flynn profile image
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      Eric Wayne Flynn 4 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Jamie, this is actually more about people rather than actual books. But it is also about books, myself, and even more.

      EWF

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Well done. I have so many boxes of books in the garage and I am out of space in the house to keep them. Jamie

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 4 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thank you Kathy, they definitely do.

      EWF

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      The Stages Of ME 4 years ago

      Love this poem, so very true, I usually have five books going at once. Tend to swirl a bit in the mind, and then I pick five more. Hard to put them down, love being taken into the world within them.

      Pinned and enjoyed

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