Bookmark Page 64 by Don Matthews

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True story

I have a library book

Borrowed for to read

It does look rather interesting

An interest which need

To take me ‘way from poetry

And give my mind a rest

This book I think will do the trick

A nice and welcome guest

I’ve just got to page 64

Plot and people weave

My rhyming mind wants to unwind

But book says “please don’t leave”

I put this poem you’ve just read

Into page 64

A bookmark for my storyline

While I go rhyme some more


I’m up to ten new poem drafts

Stored in 64

Keeping this page bookmarked

Til I come back for more

The library calls to ask

Do I want to extend?

Yes, I want to read my book

I want to reach the end

I visited the coffee shop

Book under arm (well caught)

I will admit it felt quite large

Though safe from harm – I thought

The jolly book jumped from my arm

Shop poem-covered floor

I need to hold off poetry

And read past 64

(I did finish the book….eventually)

-DON MATTHEWS

Don is an Australian writer who focuses on humour.  He runs the ‘Flippant, Comic, and Serious’ website.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Reading is a great way to pass time.

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  2. Terveen Gill says:

    Don and his writing address the compulsions of writerhood. Not being able to stop the words from coming. A popular advice to all writers is that reading is a prerequisite to good writing. But what if the mind can’t quiet down to absorb the words of another? Is there always a churning of thoughts, feelings, and imagination? I’m glad the book was finally read and that the poetry writing didn’t take a hit because of it. The freedom to express must always reign supreme.
    Congratulations Don!

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