Goldfinch60

Lost Worries.



Sitting on my own

Drinking my coffee,

Engrossed in my feelings of life,

I looked up.

There across the room

Sitting quietly in the corner,

The corner of the coffee house

Was a lady reading,

Reading a book.

She was so engrossed,

So wonderful to see

As it was doing to her

What it does for me.

Reading takes you away

To a different place,

Where your own worries

Do not exist.

 

Comments10

  • Teddy.15

    And what did she say? This is an excellent example of observation poetry, I really like it dear Andy, 🤗 and yes reading something we.enjoy takes the reality of our own lives away. Wonderful.

    • Goldfinch60

      She did not say much at all. I have done this a great deal and had some wonderful responses. There was one young lady and her baby who I wrote a poem for and she was in tears saying that it was so good and she would get it framed and hung in her babies room.

      Thank you Teddy.

      Andy

      • Teddy.15

        That's so Lovely Andy. 💖

      • orchidee

        Good write Gold.

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you Orchi.

        • Vamsi Sudha

          Reading indeed engrosses our Soul in, devoid of worries !! Good one !!

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Vamsi, it certainly does. I finished reading a book at about o'clock this morning that had totally engrossed me.

            Andy

          • Neville


            what can one say except well observed my friend and of course, read on .............................. Neville

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you Neville, much appreciated.

              Andy

            • dusk arising

              The people watching poems you write bring up all kinds of subjects. How brave you are to present your writing to strangers. I would be afraid that it would be seen as a chat-up tecnique in the circumstance you describe with a lady alone.
              For me reading has become a luxury reserved now for liesure times away from home now. I started a Grisham novel in hospital but it remains half read. Roll on nicer weather and days out in the car with a peaceful read.

              • Goldfinch60

                I have given poems to people very often, I wrote one once for a group of people going to the Cheltenham horse racing who had stopped in for a coffee, they enjoyed it.
                Reading I can get hooked on. When I read The Day of the Jackal I read it in one go, finished it about 3 in the morning, it was the only book I have read in one go.

                Andy

              • Nicholas Browning

                What a nice gesture. I hope she enjoyed it as much as we did.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Nicholas, so do I. I have done it many times in the passed and most enjoy my writing for them.

                  Andy

                • Garth Rakumakoe

                  Absolutely. I couldnt agree more with the sentiment expressed. A mind escape, reading is!

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thankyou Garth, it certainly is a mind release.

                    Andy

                  • Robert Haigh

                    Yes, reading can take you to far away places in your mind, and you become oblivious to your surroundings. Many years ago, I was on a bus, coming home from college, and was engrossed in a book - totally lost. I overshot my stop without realising. I had travelled about two miles past my destination! I had to get another bus to get back home. Thanks for sharing this, Andy!

                    • Goldfinch60

                      I can totally understand why you went passed your stop Robert, many books just take you into another place and time just flashes by.

                      Andy

                    • spilleronsheet

                      A bookaholic I am
                      So true you describe the addiction stored
                      While the lady was reading a book
                      You surely were reading a life book
                      And a reader and poet is a wonderful combination
                      It adds to intuition of people
                      I wonder what was the lady’s reaction to the poetry of yours

                      • Goldfinch60

                        Thank you spilleronsheet, I have often written poems for people in the coffee house and given them to the people and most comment, this lady unfortunately did not.

                        Andy

                        • spilleronsheet

                          Ohhh
                          What a wonderful sight
                          What a wonderful time
                          To be gifted a poetry
                          I wish I could be in that coffee shop then

                        • Thekkinkkattil

                          You are a master Andy. It would have been a shock for her and also a nice feeling to know that her reading has inspired the poet in you.

                          • Goldfinch60

                            Thank you tkkkk, I often write poems about what I see in everyday life.

                            Andy



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