A reader’s dilemma!

The abundance of books,
Judges me as I look,
For the next book to read,

As if the choices are none,
They laugh as I twist and turn,

Kept aside on the shelf,
They yell to be picked up,
For it’s been too long,
That they’ve been kept in lock-up,

“Why are you standing there like a fool?”
“Just pick me up, I’m the best option to choose!”
They say, I assume,
As I struggle,
To select just one book,

It feels like a closet story,
Too many books exist,
But none is there to read,
The number keeps increasing,
And the confusion, unceasing,

Try as much as I can,
This cycle will never end,
But that’s the beauty in it,
An everlasting game of tricks,
To not know what to read,
Yet add new ones in your,
TO BE READ!


Written for mythsofthemirror.com challenge: Write a story or a poem about your tbr pile.

Photo by Nubia Navarro from Pexels


Thank you for reading, Ruminative Fam!

© Ruminative Philomath (2022) by Deeksha Bhardwaj. All rights reserved.

39 thoughts on “A reader’s dilemma!

  1. Well those shelves really give me that feeling, haha! I can relate to this, the never ending confusion of which one to pick next. Beautifully penned, Deeksha! I hope you’ve finally picked your next one 😊

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