An Ode to the Written Word This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.

June 1, 2013
Dancing on a crisp,
piece of paper.
You describe in great detail

the mystery of a stolen key,
or the adventure of a pirate
through the open seas.
The heartwrenching
breakup scene
and the BOOM

of the first cannon fired
in the Civil War.

How you continue on the histories
of the old
and create the futures
of the young, and new.
Brave you are
for giving away the ending
before the detective
is introduced,
and courageous you shall be
when the whole world
wants your discriminating story
ripped to shreds.

Oh how your colors shine
at the very mention of
a festive parade,
and how you shudder

at the news you must announce
after terrible homeland attacks.

You have created
the coolest classics,

the saddest tales.
The longest series,
and the shortest poems.
You help us to understand,
to learn,
to imagine.
Thank you
for letting my mind wander

as I ponder your curious language.

Oh the notions
your incredible mind generates.

You are a burning flame,

a wildfire
of ideas.
You are like love:

never ending,
always forming.

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Iloveme This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 9, 2013 at 4:36 am
This has to be the best poem ever :)
TheWritingArtist replied...
Jun. 9, 2013 at 4:24 pm
Thank you so much! That means a lot to me!
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