Have you ever lied to your parents or friends?
Because you had your heart in a book!

Have you ignored people, consciously cruelly?
Because you had your heart in a book!

Have you had sleepless nights?
Because you had your heart in a book!

Have you left behind things?
Like earphones, mobile phone, money bag, maybe sunglasses, or grocery bags, etc.?
Because you had your heart in a book!

Have you been in a state of panic when you realised what you have lost?
Because you had your heart in a book!

Have you no idea at which point you lost your valuables?
Because you had your heart in a book!

Have you made excuses and then avoided meeting the person’s eyes?
Because you had your heart in a book!

Have you tried to be civil but with no heart, and ended up being in a rather embarrassed situations?
Because you had your heart in a book!

Have you tried to be patient with people who keep disrupting your reading?
Because you had your heart in a book!

Have you bumped into someone walking on the pavement?
Because you had your heart in a book!

Have you digested offenses for your carelessness?
Because you had your heart in a book!

Have you run into light poles and suffered a badly hurt head, toe or elbow?
Because you had your heart in a book!

Have you wriggled out of ceremonies, weddings and social gatherings?
Because you had your heart in a book!

Have you waited restlessly to be left alone in the room?
Because you had your heart in a book!

Have you missed a bus or a train, perhaps bus stations or cab stations?
Because you had your heart in a book!

Have you skipped dinner or breakfast or lunch?
Because you had your heart in a book!

Have you enjoyed falling sick, being bedridden?
Because you had your heart in a book!

Have you ever felt that the world confined in the pages
made more sense than the real world?

Because if you did feel that way,
Because if you did feel exactly the same way.

You are not alone!
I’ll walk by your side, dear fellow book nerd.

Asha Seth