If I was ever told as a kid that
books were only for the rich?
If every penny I stealthily hid only to buy books
when everyone else needed food to survive?
To the reader in me*,
if there were no free books?
To the writer in me,
if only I had not read and framed everything
with the best companion,
the books I read in the library,
my first place where I learnt to sit and think!
To the power of imagination in me,
if I had not sat down and read various genres?
To the creator in me,
If I had not spent hours after hours
in the libraries
feeling secure about my thoughts
and continued to write?
To the viewer in me who is excited
to read and find similarities and enjoy the flow of writing,
To all the times when I had no hope that
I could ever keep a step forward in my life
and there was a book that God showed me
as a path and the courage to keep that step forward?
To all the thoughts and ideas,
had I not written and shared with all people I know
also helped me know myself better than ever!
To all the souls who have found solace in the books?
To the world around me,
which I have learnt to view from every perspective
with the help of books.
To the explorer in me,
if there were no libraries which was more like talking to God
and enjoying the conversations,
To the soul searcher in me,
whose repeated thoughts of negativity hindered the flow within me,
courage, strength and motivation is what
I got from books
To the ability to see the positive side
in most critical situations
and how I learned to analyze situations?
To all the knowledge in me from learning?
The way of Life it has taught me?
To my long stares at the shelves of the school library
to know what genre means and
why everything follows a particular order!
To be with my best companion
without any restrictions,
If I had no way to express all that I learnt?
To the dreamer in me, who has always hoped for the best
and understood that struggle is necessary
to achieve the goals of our life!
To the merriment it brings
to be one with the books
and took us back to the
once lived generations,
To know right from wrong,
To even know the laws you guys frame now!