I'm a pirate sailing and plundering in the high seas of the alphabets I raid books and libraries I gobble up the tales that they hold I read them cover to cover as fast as my eyes can travel My quests and adventures exist between the covers The characters come alive as I read I join them in their adventures to partake in their joy, sadness and glory I'm no regular pirate I don't crave riches or gold Stories are the treasures I seek I don't sink ships or rob them I let myself drown, instead, in stories that are worth my time Libraries are my favourite haunt I'd never even think of shooting someone but then again, I guess I'll make an exception for the ones who mistreat books I don't wear any eye patches but I put up with my glasses to read and re-read my favourite tales I am not armed with pistols or daggers but my arms may be loaded with books No, I'm no regular pirate I'm just a bibliophile to the core
Yes, I’m the book pirate. But don’t get me wrong! I don’t steal books or stories. I drink them in till I feel that the characters have become my best friends! I am a self-confessed bibliophile. What about you? Which is the best book you have read so far? Do let me know in the comments section.
This poem was written in response to Sadje’s What Do You See Challenge #95. The What Do You See challenge is to use the picture prompt as inspiration to compose an original story, poem, or a caption. Thank you, Sadje for hosting this challenge.
For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a pirate with treasure chest on one open page of a book and a ship on the other. Random alphabets are scattered in the space in between.
Image courtesy: Tumisu @ Pixabay
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