A Pen

March 17, 2010
By clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
41 articles 3 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
-Elizabeth Kubler Ross


There was a pen. And the world saw a pen. But there was a girl. And she saw the pen and she saw the words flowing onto the canvas. She saw reds and oranges splashing the paper through her words. She saw somber blues and deep purples. She saw art. And the world saw a pen.

There was a picture. And the world saw a picture. A still frame. Unmoving. But there was a boy. And he saw the picture and saw the earth breathe. He saw birds soaring through the sky and the animals below it. He saw nests and love and life. And the world sees a picture.

There was a ring. And the world just saw a ring. But there was a man and he saw the ring and he saw love. He saw beauty and new directions and he saw happiness. He saw a family and he saw life. And the world sees a ring.

There was a letter. And the world just saw a letter. A piece of paper with illegible, scratchy words. And there was a woman and she saw the letter and she saw hope. She saw the red, white, and blue, and the camouflage. She saw a blessing from God. And the world just sees a letter.

There was a coffin. And the world saw a coffin. The world saw a coffin and death and sadness. But there stood that woman and the women saw heaven and angels and life. The woman saw God and she saw her husband with Him and she saw happiness. She had a pen, and the picture, and the letter, and the ring, and she would always have him.

The author's comments:
This is about how two people fall in love and how they never let fate ruin the strong bond they have with each other.

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on Apr. 6 2010 at 1:32 pm
clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
41 articles 3 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
-Elizabeth Kubler Ross

The woman in the story was a writer, and the man was a photographer. They both saw the little things in life as beautiful and they had such a strong bond that even something like war (red white blue and camouflage) and death couldn't tear them apart. The world saw a coffin, but the woman knew that he wasn't dead because he would live through the things she had from him (the picture and the letter and the ring). I don't know, I like the way it all ties together at the end.

on Apr. 6 2010 at 12:37 pm
thats an amazing article all though i really didnt understand it

on Apr. 5 2010 at 8:45 pm
clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
41 articles 3 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
-Elizabeth Kubler Ross

*very. geez. my spelling is off today

on Apr. 5 2010 at 8:44 pm
clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
41 articles 3 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
-Elizabeth Kubler Ross

*this lol I hate when I make typos

on Apr. 5 2010 at 8:43 pm
clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
41 articles 3 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
-Elizabeth Kubler Ross

Thank you so much(: I like that about thise piece, I wrote it on a whim, just giving snapshots and then showing the other point of view. Then it became this, and I was actually ver surprised with myself. I'm going to major in English and minor in creative writing. Hopefully I can make a name for myself (:

on Apr. 5 2010 at 6:20 pm
SantyClaws BRONZE, Louisville, Kentucky
1 article 0 photos 13 comments

Wooahh. That was amazing. It's so short and yet manages to express so much in five paragraphs.

You're a great writer. I hope you go far with yourself.


on Apr. 5 2010 at 3:04 pm
clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
41 articles 3 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
-Elizabeth Kubler Ross

Thanks(: And I know it's a little sad, but I thought it was more of a positive outlook on life. This couple saw how the little things in life could be beautiful and how to cherish life after death.

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on Apr. 5 2010 at 12:57 pm
wolveseye GOLD, Tok, Alaska
17 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
Which would be worse: To live as a monster, or to die as a good man?

beautiful. i love it. it's sad, yet beautiful.


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