The Book That No One Sees

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Patiently waiting for someone to read me...

Submitted: March 03, 2012

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The Book That No One Sees
 
 
I'm a book with a worn out cover
The kind of book no one bothers to even pick up and attempt to read
If they did they might be intrigued
But I'm the book that no one sees
 
I wasn't written by a famous author
I'm not on any best-seller's list
My pages are brittle from staying on the shelf so long
Waiting
Wishing someone would just give me a chance
 
I have that old-book smell
The kind of scent most people can't even imagine
Because classics and complexity has never been 'their' style
 
I'm a book that has no eye-catching title
No synopsis for you to read
If you want to understand who and why I am
You have to read my entirety
Sometimes re-reading some of the difficult chapters
You'll probably look up the words you've never heard
And forget them after you've read the definition
Even though each word used in my book has infinite meaning
You won't try and get it
...
 
I've never read myself
Because I've never been one for sad stories with unhappy endings
I hate it when the guy doesn't get the girl
I tried to read myself
But it just made me feel so sorry for myself
And I've never been one for self-pity
 
It's horrible how much love the guy has
And has no one to give it to
 
How much talent he has
And has nothing to show for it
 
How much intelligence
And no common sense
....
 
I'm a book that will someday be read
And will need Cliff's Notes to understand
I just hope someday
Some beautiful girl will walk into the lonely section
Of the long forgotten
Hopeless
Books in the back
And finally try and read me
And hopefully become her favorite book.
A book she wants to re-read.
A book she relates to
A book she can appreciate for what it really is
The words on the inside that make
That book with a worn out cover
Worth keeping forever.
 
 
 
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