If I Had a Sharpened Pencil...

January 4, 2011
By AnneElliot PLATINUM, Parker, Colorado
AnneElliot PLATINUM, Parker, Colorado
22 articles 1 photo 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot loose." ~ Jim Elliot


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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on Jan. 18 2011 at 6:55 pm
AnneElliot PLATINUM, Parker, Colorado
22 articles 1 photo 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot loose." ~ Jim Elliot

lol yup! Me too!! :)

Thank you!!! ;) 


on Jan. 18 2011 at 6:55 pm
AnneElliot PLATINUM, Parker, Colorado
22 articles 1 photo 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot loose." ~ Jim Elliot

I didn't notice that! :) So glad you liked it :) Thanks!!

on Jan. 18 2011 at 6:54 pm
AnneElliot PLATINUM, Parker, Colorado
22 articles 1 photo 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot loose." ~ Jim Elliot

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 :)

on Jan. 18 2011 at 6:53 pm
AnneElliot PLATINUM, Parker, Colorado
22 articles 1 photo 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot loose." ~ Jim Elliot

Haha thank you!! I did :)

on Jan. 16 2011 at 12:25 pm
soletsdance GOLD, Hoopeston, Illinois
15 articles 16 photos 94 comments

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

Perfectly wonderful!! ;)


on Jan. 15 2011 at 6:27 pm
BellaEzrebetFang SILVER, Littleton, Colorado
8 articles 0 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I write as I breathe because if I didn't I would die."

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! :)

on Jan. 14 2011 at 9:38 am
MeanPeopleDead SILVER, Rouseville, Pennsylvania
7 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"i yam what i yam and that's all that i yam" -popeye, the sailor man
"it's better to burn out then to fade away" -kurt cobain

a dull pencil can do all the things a sharpened pencil can do, my friend. good poem.

on Jan. 13 2011 at 1:43 pm
neverserious GOLD, Hadley, Pennsylvania
10 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
FOOTBALL AND BASKETTBALL PLAYERS THROW BALLZ...BUT CHEERLEADERZ THROW PEOPLE! -KATE MACCAN

i like this... i really hope u get ur PENCIL :]




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