Pen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

January 8, 2008
Dear Friend,
You lent me your pen
The other day
As trivial as it may seem
The gesture meant a lot to me
Pulling out my pockets
Searching in my purse
I just could not seem to locate
What utensil I could not seek
Unsure of the answer
I looked to my left
And then to my right
The lifeless faces
Staring at the board
Then I turned around
Your smiling face
Outstretched arm
With pen in hand
I thanked you
Placing pen to paper
Paper to pen
There was no ink.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Mgymnast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 23, 2011 at 7:12 pm
this made me laugh!!! :) also, if you get the chance could you check out my work such as A Mirror Image & The Sinners confession (comment and rate them???) it would be greatly appreciated! THANKS!!! :):)
AliceakaJJ said...
Jul. 29, 2009 at 11:00 pm
ouch!! don't you hate it when that happens? this poem is very good. You expect the pen to be full (because typically, it is) but unfortunetly it was not! Fabulous! keep writing!!
Cheyenne D. said...
Jun. 27, 2009 at 5:50 am
i didnt think it was very funny or silly. When i read it i thought about how something could seem so perfect but then you realized it does have flaws just like everything else.
Great work!
Day said...
Feb. 13, 2009 at 4:04 pm
I hate it when that happens... It kinda makes me a wee bit sad... but i <3 the poem, great job. =DD
Amber W said...
Sept. 28, 2008 at 2:10 pm
You've done a brilliant job. I love the poem. Really, brilliant. I woulnd't say comical, so much, like the other comments. Irony. I'd love to read more of your work.
miss.bliss1 said...
Sept. 10, 2008 at 11:42 pm
Ya, gr8 job. It was Silly. And CaptainO is right it can happen to pepole.
CaptainO said...
Sept. 5, 2008 at 8:06 pm
Oh my gosh, that's funny! I love poetry that's thoughtful and sincere . . . and especially the kind that takes such a steep turn for the ending! :D For simple wording and phrases, there was a lot of imagery used throughout this piece, and even though we've all had those situations before, you made this scene come alive, and I love that! Great job!!!
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