To Be Readtinued

The tow’r beside my bed, you see
is quite the work of art
attempting to break all the charts
for manmade apogees.

Someday, I will not search to find
When Madame Time is free
My bedside tow’r I’ll face fin’lly
Uncov’ring more, behind.

Photo by Min An on

©2022 Chel Owens

Written in response to Diana’s challenge regarding the ever-elusive To Be Read pile.

36 thoughts on “To Be Readtinued

          1. You will when kids are older. Pre Covid I was a 50 book a year person…when my daughter was younger it was probably 25…


  1. Haha! Good one! By the way, you need to get a maid. The only advantage of having books on our Kindle is no one can see the mess. My count is around 300 these days. I think the first step in the 12 step program is to admit I’ve got a problem. 😊

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  2. Excellent Diana. Here’s my brief, feeble attempt:
    Book shelves are full
    but life’s not dull
    there are surfaces galore.
    Shakespeare and Dickens have pride of place
    but the rest are on the floor!

    I feel so mean,
    for those unseen,
    my education incomplete.
    but in life’s short, lamented space
    there are some books I’ll never read.

    Best wishes, Joy..


  3. OH, no, Chelsea, did your head got hit? Haha, how funny! Everywhere I turn in my house, there’re books – in the attic, garage, shed, family room, closet. I haven’t decided what to do with them yet.

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