Could not believe I skipped that line,
but words appeared before my eyes.
The new meaning swiftly aligned,
filled me with glee, felt so surprised.

I read this book a thousand times,
could not believe I skipped that line.
It followed great reason and rhyme,
but this new phrase made this book shine.

Pictures and sayings, well combined,
made so much sense, I felt so wise,
could not believe I skipped that line,
I thought I had it memorized.

My first real book perfect design,
knew every word it was all mine.
One sentence changed what I defined,
could not believe I skipped that line.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Response to Sadje’s picture prompt on What do you see #139 June 20, 2022

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  1. This is so fabulous Grace. It reminds me of clients when we’ve gone over things a million times and and all of a sudden they come in when they hear it somewhere else as if for the very first time. Love it and hey, whatever works! πŸ’–πŸ’– Great poem πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  2. Beautiful lines that go very well with the picture. The repetition of line…could not believe I skipped that line… is the added attraction.πŸ˜ŠπŸ’πŸ’–

      1. Agreed. I love that reading is a genuine life experience, and so it can change drastically depending on age, mood, etc. while enjoying it. It’s just that magical. ^_^

  3. I love the format in this one. The repeated line adds a sing-song effect and ties each stanza to the others. The theme is wise as well, and resonates with me. I know the feeling of discovering something new in a book or story or poem I haven’t read for ages. Nicely done, Grace. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks so much. Happy you enjoyed it. The inspiration came from a prompt from another blogger, the link is at the end of this poem if you would like to check it out.πŸ’•

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