The Benefits of Reading

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

Improve remarkably,

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.

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About Pushmaotee Subrun

Pushmaotee Fowdur Subrun was born in 1949 in Mauritius. She pursued higher studies in Delhi University where she graduated in English. For the past forty-four years she has worked in secondary schools, seven years of which she spent in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, teaching English in an army school. She completed her PGCE at the Mauritius Institute of Education in 1993. After her retirement, she was a member of the Council of the University of Mauritius for three years. She is currently a reader and editor in the Ministry of Arts and Culture. She has written one novel, one play and Short Stories and Fables. Her poems have featured in Setu Magazine, ‘Poetry and Creativity’ and in Atunis Poetry.

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