Creative Writing · Inspiration - Motivation

The Literal Door…

reading under the tree

It always seems that the cover of a book is like the door,

That opens and lets you in, into depths unknown,

Where you never imagined or been before.

It might be an adventure into a city, someone’s abode, thoughts, emotions, insights and all,

A swashbuckling pirate, a queen, a romantic hero, a fairy, a rogue, a burglar, a terrorist, a philosopher, a comedian, a loving parent, a magician may open the door for you,

Have you ever wondered when you lift that first page,

What welcome you would receive?

Will you bubble up in laughter?

Will tears cascade down your face in anguish?

Will your stomach twist and knot in nervousness?

Will you break in sweat from anticipated fear, whilst leafing furiously to find out what happened?

Will the thrill of the chase, cause your heart rate to increase?

Will your heart melt like butter?

And you exhale a sigh of relief or understanding.

You will never know, will you?

Not until you open that door….

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha




16 thoughts on “The Literal Door…

  1. Very well said. I discovered a long time ago that a book is not an escape but a door to adventures, and sometimes to keeping sane in this crazy world. Glad to see you back here!

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I love it when you decorate my heart with your words..

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