Ode To My Journal

Oh my precious book,
On top of all the others in the drawer.
Placed there so I can fetch you quick
For thoughts that will not be ignored.

You’re there when I’m half awake
And in great want of some dreaming,
As well as when I’m half asleep,
My mind far away and scheming.

Your full pages are a treasure
For me to remember and explore.
Your empty ones a blank canvas
Eagerly awaiting more.

Fickle feelings come and go,
Some moments don’t last for very long,
But you never fail to capture life
And its ever changing song.

Oh my precious book,
I hold you in esteem above the rest,
For within your trustworthy binding,
My thoughts are coalesced.

***

This post was inspired by the Writing 201 (Day 8) Prompt: Drawer, Ode, Apostrophe
2015/02/25

And in an attempt to prove I have a sense of humor, I’ve included a few alternate endings. Thanks rhymezone.com. 🙂

Alternate ending #1:

Oh my precious book,
I hold you in esteem above the rest.
Please turn your eyes now and don’t look,
I’m about to get undressed.

Alternate ending #2:

Oh my precious book,
I’d hold you in esteem above the rest
But I can’t right now, my hands are greasy
From eating a chicken breast.

Alternate ending #3:

Oh my precious book,
I hold you in esteem above the rest.
I’m so glad we’re together now
Through this court ordered house arrest.

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