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A book.

Shelves of books with variant topics:
Medicine, Engineering and comics,
Languages, Management and Marketing,
Tourism, Text books and Computing,
House hold, Carpentry and plumbing,
Trucks, Driving and operating.
Must choose one to taste,
Read regularly to last,
A full term of life and love,
Nourish it with the dose of care,
Can buy it from the stores,
That sells New, second hand and old,
When the new book is bought,
The smell itself fresh and great,
To remember for the life throughout,
Keep it as a Holy book and enjoy,
When the used books are purchased,
Rarely used books, never opened,
A few half read and half left,
A few stained and battered,
A few has the quotations underlined,
When the old books are bought,
The papers are oxidized and yellow,
Touch it, fragile, handle with care,
Though the contents may be good,
Prints are washed out and hard to see,
Heavily tainted of weather.
Whether you buy the new or the used book,
Make sure that you choose the right book,
Then read chapter by chapter leaving no nook,
Sometimes it thrills and shrills,
It is hilarious and comical,
If it is full of mysteries,
Try to solve it with your knowledge,
Don't slam and tear it,
Not touch it with your drug fingers,
Not read it with your spirited mind,
You will misunderstand the contents,
Promise yourself you will not make,
Your book an used and neglected book again.

Submitted: Saturday, May 26, 2012


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  • Kanniappan Kanniappan (8/14/2013 8:39:00 PM)

    You are right, I got very old books like PuRanaanURu (published in 1960) , soodaamaNi nikaNtu (published in 1917 price 10 anna) and Sarvasamaya samarasak kiirththanaikaL by Maayavaram Vedhanaayakam Pillai (published in 1941price 12 anna) when one of the rooms cleaned in my native home. These were treasures I am trying to read.

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  • Heather Wilkins (7/2/2013 6:08:00 PM)

    books, books, I love books. I grew up reading books and enjoying them. nice write

  • S.D. TIWARI (5/18/2013 10:30:00 PM)

    Very descriptive write about books. With a book you never feel alone. Nice inspiring poem.

  • Shahzia Batool (4/22/2013 1:35:00 AM)

    well-advised! thanks for your own notes that helped in understanding the real symbolism running in the lines...

  • Walterrean Salley (4/22/2013 1:31:00 AM)

    Intriguing with good advice. Enjoyed much.

  • Raj Arumugam (1/9/2013 3:37:00 AM)

    an insightful poem about the relationship between the book and the reader....good one, VS

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (8/23/2012 2:48:00 AM)

    A brilliant poem about books. Each line is absolutely true. I enjoyed it.Thank you. Best wishes.

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (8/23/2012 2:48:00 AM)

    A brilliant poem about books. Each line is absolutely true. I enjoyed it.Thank you. Best wishes.

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (8/23/2012 2:47:00 AM)

    A brilliant poem about books. Each line is absolutely true. I enjoyed it.Thank you. Best wishes.

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (8/23/2012 2:46:00 AM)

    A brilliant poem about books. Each line is absolutely true. I enjoyed it.Thank you. Best wishes.

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