I journeyed to the library today Because the hidden delights in a book Have always been where my passions lay So, I searched to find a covered treasure For a weighty tome~~I'd comb to measure A certain, engulfing literary womb~~So my life could bloom And would my lonely heart enrapture~~And my needy mind, capture.... So, I walked and scanned EVERY silent aisle Even perused each forgotten, stacked pile Earnestly looking for my printed mate And just when I grew tired, omniscient Fate Literally toppled a thick spine upon my head! And, so, with curiosity fed I proceeded to check it out Feeling divinely led To digest this mysteriously discovered text My mind and heart anxious to see what came next... But, when I arrived at the desk with my patron's card in hand And other eyes, upon the title panned The librarian informed me that, with my choice, there was an error *NO! My heart suddenly filled with terror!* But she quickly explained that THIS book was being taken out of circulation Therefore, I couldn't have it as a LOAN But I could purchase it for a small donation So I eagerly paid its nominal fee And once again, my heart swelled with glee As I gingerly took it home And gently wiped it clean of all its accumulated, neglected dust Then, a cup of relaxing tea was an end-of-the-day must As I took a hot, bubbly bath Then, with my book in my arms I trekked a direct path To my awaiting bed~~~~FINALLY, I'd get to see what it said!..... And, OH! I can't tell you the JOYS my eyes read! But, I CAN share, at least, this: That my mind, heart, and soul were encapsulated! For the beautiful epic in my book Was a private gift, just for me, perfecty pearled A love story revealed as each page unfurled Now, I take it with me everywhere I go For this book is the peace-at-last home I thought my heart would never know And to think, it's all mine to KEEP! All because I took a blind-trust, faith-filled leap.