Linking this with the The Blog Chatter, Prompt Nights and Daily Post.


I open a book and jump inside,
The realm that’s hidden there;
For in its worlds, at times I find,
Peace and beauty somewhere.

I find the magic life can’t show,
With clues, I solve some crime;
In that hidden realm, I find,
That I can even go back in time.

My sanctuary this world feels,
My comfort away from pain;
Each word, I don’t just read,
In that world, I do live again.

Image Source:

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason, 26th July 2016)


Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

30 thoughts on “Sanctuary

Skip to Comment Form
  1. Whistles!!!! This is absolutely inspirational Vinay 😀 what better realm to be immersed into than the one of books! Beautifully executed. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support 😀

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa Rizvi recently posted…BeliefMy Profile

  2. Beautiful lines! And its indeed a fact that books are our best buddies, always takes us to a different world.. 🙂

  3. this is so beautiful Vinay 🙂 Totally loved it. I do enjoy reading books but would always prefer a movie over a book, am more of a visual person. But yeah no matter either of these, its living so many lives and characters via books and movies.
    P.S: I am so sorry that i didnt get to stop by your blog – just joined a new company last week and have been crazily busy with the work already plus the travel daily 20+ kms is tiring. the moment i reach home i finish dinner-the blog-and then sleep. Weekend too was catching up with lost sleep. Will surely come back reading the other blogs of yours as part of #halfmarathon. Bear with me until then buddy <3

    • I prefer visualizing it, SS. 🙂 The movie is good, but to let the characters live in my imagination is more fun. So a very happy bibliophile, I am. 😀

      P.S.: I can understand. 🙂 Take your time da. Settle in at the new company and come by whenever you can.

    • I have no qualms in admitting I feel a bit jealous of you, Old Egg. 🙂 I wish one of my parents had been working in a library too. I’d have had the most wonderful childhood then, better than what I had, I mean! 😀 Glad you could relate to it and feel it’s great!

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

%d bloggers like this: