Literature Interests

Oh so many things I’ve read
That have taken my breath away,
And suddenly made me cry,
Then chased my blues away.
I love the way a writer takes
The saddest things in life
And turn them into ecstasy,
Like the edges of a knife.
It’s so amazing how they find
The images that they have.
So many fantasies resemble mine,
And some I’ve sweetly had.
If ever you read a book on hand,
Or anything to read,
Please share your literature.
I find it’s such a need.

10-25-1990 Thursday
Written by Gail Brookshire

I Read

I read.
I read for comfort, for entertainment, for pleasure.
I read to learn, to grow, to discover,
and I read to absorb the art of God’s treasure.
The written word is such a drug for me.
There is so much to read.
This is not just a way to pass time.
This is a genuine need.
There are times reading needs a break.
To find the time to read is the true conflict.
I pray for the moment to come
and praise my Lord when I finally have it.
Now there are times I avoid reading
because I want to reject the world in every way,
but sooner or later I am drawn in by the word
and just have to know what the writer has to say.
I read.
I read because I have a need to read.
Writers, please continue to supply my joy.
God, thank you, for this artistic breed.

6-21-01 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)