#AtoZChallenge 2017 – O for Old

The place hadn’t changed since I was last there. It didn’t surprise me. The bearded man sitting behind the desk looked at me and smiled. And in that moment, it felt like home again.

“How long has it been, Manu,” he said, his voice booming with excitement.

I smiled. Breathing in, that musty fragrance of yesteryear came back. When I closed my eyes and opened them, I saw old friends around me. The memories of my summer vacation with them came flooding back.

“Fourteen months, Ravi sir,” I replied, taking an old book from the shelf of my favorite library.

My theme for this April is something I call ON SHORT NOTICE. The topic for the letter O is Old, chosen by me, in the previous post. I request you, my readers, to suggest a word with P that might inspire my post for P. I’ll choose one from the options I get, and write on that. Thanks in advance!

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
18th April, 2017)


Poetry & writing 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.

22 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge 2017 – O for Old”

  1. It took me back so many years..I just love the musty fragrance of a library..there is something appealing about an old book than a new one..it has its charm..

    Just love how you have captured the nostalgia and emotion so effectively…Loved it Vinu

    I know I’ve waited for 3 days but getting 3 posts in a day makes it all the more awesome..

    My topic for P is poetry ?

    • I love libraries too, Janie. 🙂 That charm to bookshelves and that fragrance is only found there, and maybe in second hand bookstores. Glad you liked the nostalgia it generated.

  2. 🙂 you and your love of books!! this truly depicts through your post Mr V !!!
    Hope you are having fun, let me suggest an idea for P – Peace vs Happiness, good luck!!!

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