Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Refuge (April 12, 2017)

Release from reality
Escaping abuse/bullying
Finding new heroes
Unlocking the past
Growing as a person
Emitting light from darkness.

Therisa © 2017

Author's note: It started with The Hardy Boys, and grew from there, my love affair with books and the printed word. Many, a night, were lost to a book, as I had to finish it, before, being able to turn off the lights and let sleep claim me. 

10 comments:

  1. YES! Refuge! That is the word that was evading me. For me, too, books have been escape, refuge, enlightenment, inspiration. I love this poem, Therisa. I like the new look of your blog, too.

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  2. I'm glad you at least had books as your refuge. I like this poem. Very nice.

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  3. Ah - I used to love, love, LOVE the Hardy Boys. I think for many of us books were a great escape. Those book heroes were so important to us, weren't they? I hope you still find refuge in books. I know I do. I fall asleep with a book nightly.....a way to escape trumpism which fills the news. If it were not for a book, I don't think I could fall asleep. Smiles.

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  4. 'Growing as a person' that's what a good book does...refuge indeed...

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  5. Many people will agree with agree how important books are for releasing the reader from reality and realizing that other worlds are out there to discover.

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  6. Refuge. How cleverly presented in your poem! Bravo

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  7. Actually, I think your explanation is another poem ... I like the detail it gives. The acrostic--Refuge--is also insightful. We keep telling our truths.

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