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The Reader (a poem)

Updated on August 29, 2012
Even the simple everyday things can be amazing with just a change of perspective.
Even the simple everyday things can be amazing with just a change of perspective.

His empty eyes fix to the page

Pouring over the words of elegant superiors

Enticed by the musical motion of the lyrics

Carefully chosen and placed

To shock




Fingers brush the edges of the book

Caressing gently the binding of somehing,

This thing, so lovely, so awe-inspiring

Not wanting the music to


The words to run out,

The poet to cease,

Writing, telling us how the world is


We cannot see it on our own.

It takes an artist.

It requires a dynamic our creative souls lack

The paint, the pen, the words,

The vision.


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      agaglia 5 years ago

      OK. this one was really a good poem. nice job. very nice.

      I loved it.

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      Amy 5 years ago from Chicago

      dallaswriter, Ryem, James-wolve, and HaleyMCruz thank you soo much for all the praise. I'm happy to have come out of my funk with something new that has received such positive feedback. Glad you all enjoyed this piece and i hope to come across your writing as well. :-)

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      HaleyMCruz 5 years ago from California

      "Writing, telling us how the world is beautiful" was my favorite line. It really summed up more than I thought a single line could sum up about writing and literature. I'm glad to have found another great poet here on hubpages :)

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      Tijani Achamlal 5 years ago from Morocco

      Right ,very right..some writers won t let you to put down their books till you eat up all the pages.

      Very beautiful poem.I voted up too!:)

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      Ryem 5 years ago from Maryland

      This is a great poem, Huey. I can relate to this reader a lot. Being caught up in a writer's art and words is a beautiful thing.

      Voted up!

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      dallaswriter 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Oh, my love language! I love free poetry... well done!

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      Amy 5 years ago from Chicago

      Glad y'all liked it! Just happy to be writing and posting again :-) thanks for the comments.

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      Kara Monterey 5 years ago from Indianapolis

      Very nice! Thanks for sharing:)

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      whonunuwho 5 years ago from United States

      Yes, we can be spellbound by a poets words, just as we can by an artists beautiful painting. A very nice piece of work and I really enjoyed it, Thanks for sharing.