After a rough day – a poem about the way books help us

Skinny Legs And All
BrittneyBush / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

The roughness of the day
has battered at me,
until I feel raw.
I reach over and pull down a book
from my shelf–
an old favorite–
and feel my body relax,
comfort pour into me
as I turn the pages.
Hope fills me again.

Cheryl Rainfield, all rights reserved
May 23, 2008

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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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3 Responses to After a rough day – a poem about the way books help us

  1. linda says:

    this is so beautiful and true – hopeful and inspiring

  2. Cheryl says:

    Thanks, Linda. I appreciate hearing that. 🙂 I’m glad you liked it.

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