Reading as Source of Inspiration
If you need inspiration, go to the library.
If your taste lies in poetry,
Self-books, romance or adventure,
You can always find stimulation,
To capture your imagination.
Choose your favourite author for reading
It could be Robin Sharma’s enriching
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Full of Self-discovery,
Or Cervantes’ humorous ‘Don Quixote’,
Ridiculing phantasmagoria, the vain or the idiot.
Or Swift’s fantasy land in Gulliver’s Travels
Which our purity and vanity unravels,
Or the adventures in Ballantyne’s Coral Island
Of the juvenile heroes in a South Pacific land,
Or Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, depicting
The challenging hardship of a girl, so heart rending.
Or dear children, it could be Tintin’s adventures,
Making us wish for ventures,
Or Tom Sawyer’s mischievous ways imitate,
Though hesitant his deviance to emulate,
Or enjoy Charles Dickens Oliver Twist,
Which depicts how life can have a different twist.
Or dear mums, read Cinderella,
The classic story of love and magic, from rags to riches,
The triumph of good over evil,
Showing how good always triumphs over the devil
As in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, so caring
The little beings saved the princess from the blistering
Wicked mother’s manoeuvring.
Or dear teen agers,
Take note of books of adventures,
Shantaram can be sensational to the readers,
Or Twilight by Stephenie Meyer,
Or Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier,
Or the heart-rending novel The Kite Runner
Or A Thousand Splendid Suns
Or, simply curl on the bed dear ladies,
And read Sophie Kinsella’s hilarious stories.
If you want to go for real life stories,
Read Jean Sassoon’s Princess.
Or Betty Mamoody’s Not without my Daughter, so gripping
Or Jeanette Walls’ The Class Castle, so heart rending
Why feel bored or be idle,
When you can open the holy bible,
Yourself with Love, Hope and Faith fortify,
Boredom and idleness defy.
Or read any verse of the ‘Bhagwad Gita’
To fill you full of stamina,
Why waste precious hours, being disheartened?
By elevated thoughts be inspired.