For today’s prompt, take the phrase “I Am (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles might include: “I Am Superman,” “I Am Wonder Woman,” “I Am Out of Nickels,” “I Am Running Low on Patience,” and so on.
I am a book nerd, and you can think that’s absurd,
But my insides stir when I look upon those printed words.
Perhaps I’m even a geek because books are all I speak,
But I can easily read two books and buy three every week.
When I walk in the door to my favorite bookstore,
I can browse the aisles for hours without it ever becoming a bore.
I love the book’s smell, I can feel my heart swell.
Books are pure magic, and I am under their spell.
I can grab a book and disappear to my special nook,
Be oblivious to the world around me because I am so hooked.
Ink on the pages,
Pages that are faded,
Fading fiction and reality
By the stories they created.
So I’m here today to proudly say,
I am a book nerd, and I like it that way.
Copyright © 2013 Andrew Hildreth