Benefits of Reading
Reading acts as a mental stimulation
A panacea for desperation,
Slowing or preventing Alzheimer and Dementia
Transporting to other realms and reducing inertia,
Letting tensions drain away,
Allowing you from worries to stay away,
Ultimately bringing much good,
With elevation of mood.
With knowledge, doubts you will keep at bay,
Tackle any challenge coming your way,
Even if everything else you lose,
Your newly acquired knowledge will be of use.
And act as an illuminating power fuse.
With reading, we learn to be articulate
And shyness in many professions dissipate,
The lawyer or the politician’s nervousness disintegrate,
Boosting the self-confidence,
And self-esteem or self-assurance.
And with self-esteem,
Our short term
Or long-term memory
Giving opportunities to reminisce considerably.
Reading brings better analytical skills
To tackle daily problems or ills,
Bringing peace and serenity,
And contentment, improving our serendipity.
Spiritual texts reading arouses renewed interest,
Or self-help books, radiate best
Fresh doses of optimism and more acceptance,
Added to our resilience
Bringing personal and societal harmonising balance.
And if you read avidly, you won’t be morose
But instead, invite possibilities to write prose.
And become writers or poets, who knows
Producing best sellers probably,
Or gain popularity.