Pencil vs. Pen

October 17, 2009
By , Sulphur, LA
Shadows and Lightness,
One fading into another
Those who pick one up
And make a picture are worshipped
I used to be one
Until the lead broke
And I had no tool
So I looked to my left
And picked up a pen
Just to see,
I couldn’t leave this picture not drawn
It was too amazing
So a new era began
My left hand began an affair
With the ink pen
It caressed the cool
Worshipped the watered ink before it dried
Began sketching in pen-
Is a thousand times more artistic than
More beautiful than lead
Shadows become more than objective color tones
Every one is a decision,
With only two options
Of a blackened permanence
Or white, crisp space
There is no in between,
No indecision
Like a stupid pencil
Your creation
Cannot be by accident
Every line,
Every shape is purposeful
No lies can hide in the no-man’s land
Of charcoal and light grey
It is what it is,
Nothing more, nothing less
And so I left my pencil
Sitting on the edge of my desk for the rest of eternity
Watching in jealousy
As I make sweet art
With the new soul mate of my life
The pen.

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Emokittiy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 23, 2010 at 3:40 pm
wow. i love your poem. its very good. im an artist and a poet. but this is the best poem ive read on this entire website. this shud be #1 up on the homepage. love it!!:):):):)
DeeJay replied...
Feb. 23, 2010 at 9:10 pm
lol thankyou! but actually its my least read piece. just goes to show you what different people like!
Emokittiycut This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 24, 2010 at 2:27 pm
your welcome! im just in love with this poem i cant beleive this is yur least read poem. its beuatiful.
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