All Journeys Possible

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Reading Fiction  (posted by Susan)

“What happens when you read fiction? Does it seem more a physical, intellectual, emotional or spiritual engagement?

Or don’t you read it?

Some say it distracts us from a true path, but others believe with Ralph Waldo Emerson that “Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.”
Your challenge: Write a new poem with “reading fiction” as topic and/or motif.”


How Reading Fiction Books Can Change You

Where am I?
A different city, foreign country.
What time is it?
1800’s, 1920’s, present, future, or
maybe where time is non-existent.
I am not consistent. Sometimes
I reside in main character’s
head–solving mysteries, combating
crime, battling poverty, fighting
with family–or tucked away
in Wonderland where heads
are not often present
to become a part of. I might
be aboard a ship, romancing
nights away in the arms
of a lover, who is undercover,
and will surely break my heart.
Where am I?
On a glorious adventure
between the pages.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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8 Responses to All Journeys Possible

  1. Sherry says:

    Me, too. I love how books carry us away, to other times and other places.


  2. susanstoo says:

    Beautifully done … time travel!


  3. Sumana Roy says:

    Love this. Specially if it’s from a character’s perspective.


  4. MYRNA ZACH says:

    almost in Florida



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