Books Save Me: a poem about books by Cheryl Rainfield

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Books Save Me

bring spring into my heart
when it feels like winter,
show me doors when
it feels like there are only walls,
and surprise me into laughter
that I didn’t know was hidden
inside my skin.
Books save me
again and again.

Cheryl Rainfield, all rights reserved.
March 27, 2008

Poetry Friday is hosted this week by Cuentesitos.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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8 Responses to Books Save Me: a poem about books by Cheryl Rainfield

  1. Erin says:

    That’s beautiful. Lovely job. 🙂

  2. Cheryl says:

    Thanks, Erin. 🙂

  3. jama says:

    Another gem. And so very true. Thanks!

  4. Kelly Fineman says:

    Well done, Cheryl!

  5. Sarah says:

    Wonderful Poem! Makes me want to spend the afternoon reading outside in the spring sunshine.

  6. LisaC says:

    I like it! I love books too.

  7. Cheryl says:

    Thanks, Jama, Kelly, Sarah, and Lisa; I’m so glad you enjoy my poetry! It feels so good to know that.

  8. Cheryl says:

    Sarah, I think that’s a fantastic idea; I hope you had some good reading time in the sun. 🙂

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