Within The Pages

by C Cattaway   Dec 17, 2017


I've been in love, a thousand times
Down cobbled streets of pages,
Where little girls play hopscotch, whilst
Boys run errands for wages.

I've cried at many lost souls, who
Have found their way back home,
And laughed with joy at escapades
That melted hearts of stone.

I've travelled far, across the seas.
Adventured 'neath the sand.
I've walked a hundred miles or more,
To find the promised land.

If books were ever obsolete,
I'd miss the sweetest story,
Of woe, or love, or growing up,
Or finding little Dory.

But fairytales are what my mother
Read to me, so young.
And I've grown old with weary, knowing
I won't find that One.

I tried so hard to be her. I tried
Being who I am.
Yet still I find myself alone,
And lonely as I stand.

Those pages that I wept in, hide
The fears I live with now.
I walk the paths with every
Character, to wipe their brow.

And after all is finished, when
The book comes to a close,
I wonder if the storyteller
Understood my woes..

Copyright C Cattaway 2017

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  • 2 weeks ago

    by Kereen

    This was beautiful and captivating.
    Congrats on the win

    K. M.

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    by Black hole

    Congratulations!

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    by Dagmar Wilson

    Congrats on your win

  • 3 weeks ago

    by C Cattaway

    Aww! Thankyou all, for my win :-) I'm touched :-)

    Warm regards,
    Catherine x

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    by mossgirl19

    Congrats on the win, Cath!

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