Forgotten Writer

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Just a short poem.
People write, some in an effort not to be forgotten, and they are never lost. As is the beauty of books.

200 years from now

When the spines have faded

And pages yellowed

When the dust has gathered

On cases battered

When the title is a shadow

And the authors name a blur

Will you open it?

Risk becoming immersed



Will you read through the flow and rhyme?

Chase the characters with each line

Fall in love with the writers mind

Love each situation you find

Walk the footsteps of the author’s life 

Read his work, his tale, his strife


Submitted: September 01, 2015

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Gaea Killarny

I love this. Tells how it feels to read

Wed, September 2nd, 2015 4:52am


Thank You very much

Wed, September 2nd, 2015 2:33am

Bert Broomberg

I like it, but do you think our lines will still be there 200 years from today? I seriously doubt it, yet that should not cause people to stop writing. Keep up the good work.

Wed, September 2nd, 2015 1:05pm


Thank you, I'd like to think that at least some of the things people write today will still be around in 200 years time, perhaps like Shakespeare, Byron, Wordsworth, some of the things people (not necessarily me) have written will last the ages, perhaps in 200 years a teenager will arrive at class to study something someone on this site wrote years before, it is all possible, it is the beauty of poetry and prose, it is likely that everything if read by enough people will evoke an emotional response in at least some of them, that, I believe is why, despite changes in fashions there are people like us who are reading the ramblings and writings of people we don't know, and sometimes we find something that strikes a chord in our own minds. After all I doubt that Wordsworth would have thought that someone would appreciate his works enough to not only read it but make a inspired, modern observation and version of it. So I agree, never stop writing, you never know you might write something that effects people, perhaps inspires them. Thank you for your comment.

Wed, September 2nd, 2015 8:54am

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