Fiance of My Books (poem)

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This poem was written on Monday, June 29, 2009 at 10:34pm. It was originally titled "Married to My Books".

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They said I'd never love again, I didn't buy it
I'd been in love before, so again I thought I 'd try it
They warned me not to do it, as refreshing as it looks
I was told to stay engaged as the fiance of my books

But I chose not to listen, now I'm on page 4
Chapter 6 of "Why the Fuck Don't He Want Me No More?"

Flip the page back a bit, scannin through chapter 3
Readin "How I Can Change Him and Make Him Love Me"

Put the book down a bit, jot a couple of notes
Cause I'm guaranteed an A+ if it's all quotes

So I study Chapter 12 of "What He'll Say to Hint He's Done"
Read the preface from the author: "Dedicated to the one"

Didn't think that the book would be of any use to me
So I turned off the books and turned on the TV

"Are you tired of being just the chick on the side?
Well now you can do so and still have your pride!

"New and improved desensitization!
It works fast, works quick, and is sweeping the nation!

"Call the number on your screen to find out how!
Only so and so left, so hurry, act NOW!"

Turned the TV off quickly and opened the pages
Of a book I had not touched in so many ages

Blew the dust off the cover, the pages seemed new
Read the title out loud: "How to Love You For You"

Read that book front to back in a matter of minutes
Seemed like it had not enough pages within it

After closing the cover and reading the end
I decided that I was my only true friend

I vowed always to be there for me, no matter what
And would ignore my heart and follow my gut

They said I'd never love again, I didn't buy it
I'd been in love before, so again I thought I 'd try it
They warned me not to do it, as refreshing as it looks
I was told to stay engaged as the fiance of my books

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from Ars Amatoria, released February 14, 2016
written by Rian Hamilton

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An aspiring artist making inspiring imprints on an expiring earth.

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