Saturday, April 15, 2017

1007 - The Stream

Poet’s United Midweek Motif : books

The Stream

Life is like a stream
Of concurrent stories;
Some starting,
Some finishing,
Some ongoing.

It is strange though.
We only find ourselves embedded 
In one of these stories
Long after it has started.
Only in the middle
Do we realise that it is in progress,
That we are within it.

Day one of a new story 
Is only ever seen in hindsight.

But the last day, that is different.
Sometimes the story end abruptly; by us.
Or by others.
Sometimes it is tossed on the floor
And forgotten.
Sometimes the book is closed reluctantly;
So precious and yet finished. The end.
Sometimes it is closed slowly,
As we reflect on what it said to us.

Whatever we make of it
Each book can only be read once.
And as we ponder stories past,
We suddenly realise that another one started
Some time ago.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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  1. Perhaps surprisingly (because I am a dedicated rereader) I agree with you.
    And hope to close my own book slowly and gently.

  2. Sometimes some are not meant for 'The end' :)

  3. I so agree (as you know). and you reminded us so adorably.

  4. So – might be either a novel or a collection of short stories?

  5. Some endings are welcome and others are not..If the last pages are ripped out then you never know how it ends. As long as you are adorable about it, I suppose it's OK...( chortles)

  6. We suddenly realise
    that another one started
    Some time ago

    It's a never ending story!


  7. Ohhh, I love this. Really thoughtful. Thank you.

  8. This is such a wonderful write!!❤️

  9. We are always in the midst of writing a story. So true there are some books I never want to reread or live through the edits.

  10. So good to read you, JCN. and this is so true ~

  11. Excellent reminder. This is causing me to stop and reflect for a few extra minutes this morning.


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