Treasure Island

Putholi Arumugham T


BOOKS ARE WHORES


Books are whores.
They lure you by their looks,
Bewitch you by their words,
Seal your senses to escape midway.
Hold you upright till all parts are covered,
Makes you palpitate during climax,
In the end, they leave you with just -
exhaustion, depression and guilt.

Submitted: Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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I get tempted by any book with substance. Every book makes me read it full on one go. However once I end up reading it, invariably I get a guilt about my writing aspirations. Leads me to depression about what I do now half heartedly: (

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  • Hazel Durham (5/8/2013 7:24:00 AM)

    I love this poem, we do get hooked by books specially if there well written, no need for you to get depressed your writing is excellent! (Report) Reply

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