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If I Had a Sharpened Pencil...

If I had a sharpened pencil
Oh, the things that I could do!
I could write the newest novel
Or compose a song or two

I could sketch my best friend's brother
Or make a map of my backyard
I could solve the greatest mystery
Or find the area of my car

I could learn to write in Hebrew
Greek, or Spanish, French, or Dutch;
I could illustrate a comic book
Like Superman and such.

I could make my own home movie
With cartoon characters
I could write to my Aunt Rosie
She would like that, I'm sure.

I could write a secret code
And send messages to my friends
I could learn to write a poem
But instead, I sit here wishing…

If I had a sharpened pencil
Oh, the things that I could do!



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soletsdanceThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 16, 2011 at 12:25 pm:

awesome awesome!!! i LOVE it! haha! I've been in that position SO. MANY. TIMES! lol

Perfectly wonderful!! ;)

 
AnneElliot replied...
Jan. 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm :

lol yup! Me too!! :)

Thank you!!! ;) 

 
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BellaEzrebetFang This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 15, 2011 at 6:27 pm:
I love this! I also love how the rhyming is nearly flawless in the beginning and nearly puckers out by the end, whether you did that intentionally or not. It flows very well and I very much agree. Oh the things you could do! :)
 
AnneElliot replied...
Jan. 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm :
I didn't notice that! :) So glad you liked it :) Thanks!!
 
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MeanPeopleDead said...
Jan. 14, 2011 at 9:38 am:
a dull pencil can do all the things a sharpened pencil can do, my friend. good poem.
 
AnneElliot replied...
Jan. 18, 2011 at 6:54 pm :
Haha nope, not my pencils. Usually the graphite completely falls out :/ But then I always have my laptop to cover for my pencil, so it's all good :)
 
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poohbear2014This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm:
i like this... i really hope u get ur PENCIL :]
 
AnneElliot replied...
Jan. 18, 2011 at 6:53 pm :
Haha thank you!! I did :)
 
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