poet Kewayne Wadley

Kewayne Wadley

Actuality

With so little time I could not decide.
Shelf after shelf filled with book upon book.
The likes I've dreamed of reading.
Most bookstores have there signs posted.
Opening and closing time.
But this, this was something out of the ordinary.
Not a soul wandering through the isles.
No checkout line.
It was intimate.
Being here alone surrounded by book after book.
Each with a cover beautifully drawn.
Genres of insecurities, dreams, ambitions.
Love.
Any spot on the floor felt like home.
Addressing myself in total seclusion.
Mornings spent in thought embraced by the cold air flowing through the vents.
Afternoons spent without a thing to do.
The nights when a pillow was the only comfort, drifting off to sleep.
Slow rather than fast.
I flipped through page after page.
Wandering from isle to isle undecided in which book I wanted to read first.
Eying the shelves one at a time.
Finding the beauty in what makes you, you.
The marked on pages.
The distraught covers.
With so little time I didn't want to spend every second over-thinking.
Analyzing exactly which stood out the most.
When in actuality.
They all are a part of you

Topic(s) of this poem: love, beauty, books, for her, infatuation , intimacy

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Poem Edited: Thursday, April 25, 2019

Form: Free Verse


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  • Denis MairDenis Mair (12/24/2019 8:40:00 AM)

    This is a special gift of intimacy with the right person... Instead of getting stuck reading one chapter, there is a whole bookstore to read around in. This person you are talking about is inexhaustible, and you honor her by by not losing the thread of perusal.

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (10/6/2019 10:36:00 PM)

    The dilemma of a book lover surrounded by heaps of book as to which he should choose to read wonderfully narrated. Congrats on POD.

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (10/6/2019 2:46:00 PM)

    With so little time I didn't want to spend every second over-thinking.
    Analyzing exactly which stood out the most.
    When in actuality.
    They all are a part of you..... infatuation, attraction and intimacy. very nice poem. tony

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  • Butch DecatoriaButch Decatoria (10/6/2019 11:22:00 AM)

    Wonderfully personal and profound, your voice tugs at the readers’ soul. Beautiful, thank you. Thumbs way up.

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  • Chima OnonogbuChima Ononogbu (10/6/2019 10:55:00 AM)

    Nice poem. Congratulations!

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (10/6/2019 6:35:00 AM)

    Every book lover can relate to this poem - - - - - It is as if the poem speaks for me too.I have so many books and so little time to read.It is really difficult to decide which one to read first..
    A brilliant poem.Congratulations for being selected Poem of the Day!

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (10/6/2019 5:03:00 AM)

    Being here alone surrounded by book after book.
    Each with a cover beautifully drawn.
    Genres of insecurities, dreams, ambitions.
    Love...../// beautiful poetic expression

    Books
    through the all books
    I have to go
    go thoroughly the books
    to read minutely
    the inside of me;
    to activate the wings of freedom.......///

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    The MuseThe Muse(10/6/2019 5:45:00 AM)

    Congratulations on an excellent poem

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  • A B Faniki (10/6/2019 3:22:00 AM)

    Nice one. And congrt on the pic of poem of the day

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  • Dominic WindramDominic Windram (10/6/2019 1:30:00 AM)

    A very authentic and honest poem brimming with many layers of meaning...congratulations...it's a 10 from me! ! !

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  • Fiadh FidaFiadh Fida (10/6/2018 5:56:00 PM)

    I flipped through page after page. a good poem, thanks for sharing

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (10/6/2018 11:23:00 AM)

    This is an absolute beauty. Very original and honest. Straight from the heart. Congrats on being chosen as the poem of the day.

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (10/6/2018 8:35:00 AM)

    Wow! What an amazing poem this is really. Very brilliantly penned this is. Congratulations! A nice poem is beautifully penned.Finding the beauty in what makes you great is interesting..10

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  • Adrian FlettAdrian Flett (10/6/2018 4:49:00 AM)

    The fourth line should read, 'Most book stores have their signs posted'. Equating love with reading and perhaps, the love of reading, is an interesting concept.

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  • Akhtar Jawad (10/6/2018 4:32:00 AM)

    Books provide us information of the entire universe, life is short, time is limited, who can read all the books?
    Congrats!

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (10/6/2018 3:19:00 AM)

    Felt like home! ! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (10/6/2018 12:26:00 AM)

    Kewayne, such a splendid poem of the day.
    Congrats for being chosen..10++++++++++++++

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    The MuseThe Muse(10/6/2019 5:46:00 AM)

    Congratulations on an excellent peoe

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