The Books Tell My Story

Updated on December 6, 2017

This Is Where I Begin To Explain

A tote filled with books

To some people just annoying books that get in the way

To other people

A sailors journey out in the world in the middle of the ocean

Where other people can see

But never dare

They don't like the risks

They don't understand the thrill and the glory

Where the great forces of nature

Look you right into the eye


There is no turning back

You have made your decision

Either you survive or you disappear

Well reading a book is just as exciting

So much less dangerous

I get to ride the open seas

Hit by every wave

Holding on with every ounce of energy my body can deliver

Trying to do what no one else has done

Sail the seven seas

1. Swept up in the moment

2. Alive and aware

3. Interested and curios

4. Lesson after lesson being taught

5. Sensations never before felt

6. Estatic vibrations sent around the world

7. Amazing people and places to see

I not only experience all the thrills

I know only to well

People have been here long before me

Finding the same if not better emotion

That I struggle to put a hold on

I feel it in one instant

If I am not careful it slips away

In the next second

For things that I have done and not done

I can walk away or run

If I come back

Some strange reason

I can pick up where I left off

As if the world stopped at just the right moment

Now it started up again

I never missed a beat

So different that the life that surrounds my mind incased by my body

The day to day routine

Other people find so monotonous

Their own lives hum drum

Little too be excited about

Having little purpose or desire

Going through the motions

Acting as if no matter what they do doesn't matter

Why can't they see the big picture

We have to live our life

We have to share our life

This is our one chance

Don't blow it

Part 2


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      John Hansen Every book gives me a run for my money. Every page it has a chance to grab hold of my interest and desire. Most books do a great job. I think I am a push over for a good book. Books, books boy do I love books. I have enough books to last me four lifetimes. If all I had to do is read. I read a little of one and more of another. Maybe not complete but I sure find them special. Thank you for reading and sharing. Happy reading.

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      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Mike, what wonderful sentiments you describe here about the thrill reading a book of someone else's adventures. You can lose yourself in the pages of a good book and feel you are really there. Like Verlie I find myself with less time to read physical books than I did before but I still love them more than eBooks or reading online. Good job.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Verlie Burroughs Now I can share my excitement even more long after the purchase. Most people if they read something on line they may like it and it may be free or maybe cheaper than a price of a book. But they don't have the physical book. Holding the book brings back all the childhood memories and every book I ever held. It was a growing bond that took years to develop. For good and bad reasons I developed a deep passion and respect for books. I also have a Kindle Fire to read books I feel detached and reading a computer screen is so different than reading paper. I know it sounds like I am making these things up but I am not. There is a place and a time for everyone and every thing. I just have to find the proper place for all my books. Thank you joining me on my wild ride from end to the beginning. I hope you enjoyed it even more. I might have to add a few more pages in the middle to keep even me on my toes. Have a fun filled afternoon and make it great.

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      2 years ago from Canada

      Dream On, Your love of stories and storytelling is so pure. I too cannot survive without books. Poetry, prose, fiction, history, garden, lore, philosophy... Although I've noticed now, since I've been back on-line (about four months) the screen-reading time has replaced book-reading. I enjoyed your confessional, although I accidentally read it from back to front. Keep reading, keep writing. Keep up the good work.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Tamara Yancosky Moore I was thrilled to see you to be the first to comment on my hub. I spend a great deal of time reading and it is my own little paradise. I hope all is well with you. Missed you here on HubPages. I enjoy your work and your talent very much. Please stay in touch and keep those creative juices flowing. Have a beautiful morning.

    • Rhyme Vine Poetry profile image


      2 years ago from Uninhabited Regions

      A fun poem about the joy of reading, and the adventures we experience as we read the author's words. Nicely penned, Michael!




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