Grit and glory

This book’s the best I’ve ever read.
The tale’s a gritty weave
of joy and pain, of laughs and tears,
and truths I can believe.

The plot’s a string of random odds
and chance effects of choice.
The characters are real and deep,
and give the tale its voice.

There’s faith and doubt and broken hearts,
and songs I hear between
the lines that raise mere charming words
to raptures rarely seen.

This book of epic romance shows
when love and lust unite–
the sacred and the savage bond–
a radiance ignites.

I turn the pages slowly now–
because I know the end
is coming sooner than I’d like–
and wish for more of what’s been penned.