Simple Pleasure by Kate Hanford

Simple Pleasure by Kate Hanford

This is a poem all about the simple pleasure of reading a book. Personally, reading has got me through some tough times. I think we all need a touch of escapism at times. I find reading very comforting, it relaxes me and usually leads to a good nights sleep.

Do you like reading too?

I hope you like the poem:



Simple Pleasure

What a pleasure to read a book

by an open fire, in a cosy nook

to be transported to pastures new

with a comfy chair and a good strong brew

to meet the characters, learn their fates

family feuds and moral debates

relationships covered from beginning to end

battles won and friendships extend

family sagas, rich or poor

humble dwellings or pure grandeur

turning pages, chapters read

wondering what twists lie ahead

guess the killer, spot the fake

laugh out loud or real heartache

make the characters into friends

catch the thief and make amends

forget your woes and clear your mind

immerse yourself and leave behind

all those worries that made you frown

it will ease the stress and calm you down

so pick up a trowel and plant the seed

watch how we grow, when we read

expanding minds, new worlds explored

calmness comes and peace restored

and when the pages come to an end

we must review and recommend

keep the reading fire alight

there are stories to tell and books to write

so come up close and take a look

at the simple pleasure of a book.

                                                                                 Kate Hanford

For more poems written by me

Inspiring Poetry To Soothe Anxiety and Depression.

Thank you for reading.









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