Why do you Read? (poem)


Why do you Read?

Do you read to live
In different shoes
That can be just as real
As those you didn’t choose

Do you read to escape
And just leave
All that you know
So that you can breathe

Do you read to learn
And to see
What life was like
before thee

Why do I read
I thought you’d ask
It’s quite simple
I read, because I can

This poem was mostly inspired by the responses I received on my post Why do you Read?.

Photo Credit: Theater Seat Store


6 thoughts on “Why do you Read? (poem)

  1. Love this poem! Thank you for sharing 😀
    I must agree, I read because I can. It’s a mix of all those things, but mainly because I want to.

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  2. Great piece–I especially like the last statement!


  3. OMG, I LOVE it! ❤ All of the things you mentioned are true for me. 🙂


  4. Pingback: 2014: What do I think of you? | Write me a book, John!

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