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