The Pen MAG

July 1, 2009
By Seamus Kirwan BRONZE, Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire
Seamus Kirwan BRONZE, Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire
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Physical confrontation is not my style.
Verbal abuse ain’t how I roll.
Instead, my weapon of choice is nothing but a pen.
Not for launching dart-like projectiles at my enemies,

but rather to rip them to shreds
on a piece of lined paper.
I’m invincible, they are no match for me
or my ultra slick Bic click-able.

I’m like Judge Judy,
with the way I can call you an idiot
and you can’t say anything back.
Try to get a word in edgewise – oh wait, you can’t.

I’m like Dr. Phil,
with the way I can easily pick out your problems,
but there’s nothing wrong with me! I can’t fix any
but I can surely make you aware of ’em.

I’m like Oprah Winfrey,
how easily I can lie to your face
about how I love your new novel.
The way you used third person narration was brilliant!

I’m like Jerry Springer,
with my cunning attempts to incite a riot.
I’m just an innocent bystander, right, guys? Maybe it will look
more convincing if I break up this altercation with mace.

Any day, any subject, my pen is there.
He’s not biased like everyone else.
I just let it flow, sometimes without even thinking:
like this inanimate object is an extension of – me.

I’m thinking of naming him,
like those creepy old ladies who name their thousand cats
after their ancestors dating back from George Washington.
Fortunately, I don’t have a thousand pens; just

one. Until the inkwell is bled of color, I will never cease.
Our one-way relationship redefines the phrase “pen pal.”
I’ll write until I run out of paper, switch over to hemp if I have to;
Because like the Declaration of Independence,

I am free.



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on Oct. 2 2012 at 1:00 pm
LittleOldMe SILVER, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
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Wow. Very well written! 

on Oct. 2 2012 at 7:58 am
RandomPoet SILVER, Apopka, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what your gonna get"Forrest Gump
"Never say goodbye, because goodbye means going away and going away means for getting"Peterpan

I love it! This is an amazing peice of work!

on Aug. 19 2012 at 11:39 am
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

I love this! Fantastic, brilliant piece! I love the way it flows andI love the style!!!!

on May. 23 2012 at 1:53 pm
Quinnton BRONZE, Shoshone, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
We are the music makers. And we are the dreamers of dreams.

~Edgar O'Shaugnessy

This was a brilliant poem that you've written! I would like to ask a favor - if you have the time, could you read my work and give me advice on how to improve my writing? I would be very grateful.

on May. 1 2012 at 10:38 am
maggie_m BRONZE, Waterford, Wisconsin
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Good job! This was creative. I liked how you used similes to compare yourself to all those famous people and the metaphor about being free. keep writing

Phoenix. said...
on Feb. 3 2012 at 4:15 am
Phoenix., Pittsfield, Pennsylvania
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This is amazing you are a great writer!!!!

on Feb. 1 2012 at 6:53 pm
laurensoccer SILVER, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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This so creative and thoughtful. Keep writing!!!!

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on Jan. 12 2012 at 3:54 pm
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
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This is brilliant.... i love writing and this just sings to me....... beautiful and brilliant. You are right in every aspect..... the pen versus the sword.... just lovely. Thank you! :)

on Oct. 16 2011 at 10:48 pm
Anonymous_7 SILVER, Branson, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
-The only time you can get away with murder is when writing a book!

Very good! I feel this way about my pen some times. I especially love the last paragraph! Great Job and Keep Up the Good Work!

on Oct. 14 2011 at 6:01 pm
JosieSmash BRONZE, Toledo, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it. :)

I Like this(: 

I love how you compared it to all the famous people 


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on Mar. 21 2010 at 6:48 pm
Felicia GOLD, Chandler, Arizona
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okay you know what the point of commenting is to comment not comment and be nice so they will check out your work

this is really good

from wat i got is your pen is youir weopon that keeps you killing everythinh

on Dec. 7 2009 at 2:55 pm
AbbotRabbit GOLD, Abolana, District Of Columbia
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This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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This poem has great flow and insight.

I really enjoyed it.

Lovely poem darling =]

-Please check out the works that I have posted on here it would be highly appreciated and I think you would greatly enjoy them, Thankk youz-

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Twilighter said...
on Dec. 4 2009 at 3:22 pm
I LOVE this poem!! It's amazing, and I'm sure many people can relate! Keep writing!

Cady_ PLATINUM said...
on Nov. 29 2009 at 10:31 pm
Cady_ PLATINUM, Godley, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Never judge a book by its cover.", and "When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself." "Cherish your life." "Love equals eternity."

at the end near tagged as favorites; well before it I ment to put like them...Sorry lol.>Cady

Cady_ PLATINUM said...
on Nov. 29 2009 at 10:27 pm
Cady_ PLATINUM, Godley, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Never judge a book by its cover.", and "When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself." "Cherish your life." "Love equals eternity."

Exactly what was worth writting and being published, this is what people look for, and espessially what I look for. Great words and way of usage that yo defined how you were like other people, not that you wanted to be like the,...Tagged as favorite, and FIVE stars.

on Sep. 4 2009 at 5:52 pm
costarican93 GOLD, Washington, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
"The city looks so pretty do you want to burn it with me?"- Hollywood Undead

This is awesome!!!

wouldn't want to be on your bad side.

j/k lol

on Aug. 28 2009 at 3:22 pm
kissingdawn331 SILVER, Palatine, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"when your hourglass runs out of sand you can't flip it over and start again."(changes weekly so check next weeks l8er)

wow i feel the exact same way

on Aug. 22 2009 at 9:05 am
wind'schime SILVER, Malacca, Other
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amazing poem.congratulations on the getting published!

Tatumn said...
on Aug. 20 2009 at 11:12 pm
wow. this one is my favorite. detailed and true:) wonderful.

Angelalala said...
on Aug. 18 2009 at 1:51 am
Angelalala, Gilbert, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
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that was incredible i mean your choice of words was outstanding really great great poem i felt it


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