Typewriter MAG

March 7, 2010
By kadyladystone SILVER, St. Petersburg, Florida
kadyladystone SILVER, St. Petersburg, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Only in the presence of nature may one find Heaven on Earth.


The typewriter never stops running.
Most days, it's too fast for my mouth
or fingers to keep up with,
and so I strive to transform
abstract concepts into physical contexts.
The typewriter never sleeps.
Most nights, it's too awake for my eyes
to close or my body to lie still,
and I, even as I turn off the lights,
I know it will still type in full darkness.
The typewriter never silences.
Most hours, it's too loud for my ears
to hear the ticking of the clock,
and I now tell time not by seconds
but by words per minute.
The typewriter never stops growing.
Most years, it's too powerful for my soul
to use it to the greatest extent,
but I am growing just as it does
for its ink runs through my veins.


The author's comments:
The "typewriter" is in my head. Always. Every day and every night the words of my thoughts almost always need to be put down on paper because otherwise, I won't be able to concentrate on daily activities or even sleep at night. This poem describes exactly how I feel about the typewriter in my head.

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on Nov. 6 2015 at 8:40 am
kalebmcg0012 BRONZE, PLAQUEMINE, Louisiana
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I love and understand this poem, as 3 friends of mine are similar in feeling. Like how the ideas seem to bash around inside you forcing you to write them down to stay on task is exactly how they feel. How you personified the typewriter was amazing. All I could imagine is a typewriter in the corner of a room with a person sitting next to it typing forever. The ending is the best part for me “The typewriter never stops growing. Most years, it's too powerful for my soul to use it to the greatest extent, but I am growing just as it does for its ink runs through my veins.” This speaks to me personally for how I feel while I love how it was executed in words.

on Oct. 4 2010 at 11:59 pm
marinashutup GOLD, Fair Oaks, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?" -Andy Warhol

I really like this! I can totally relate. The way you feel like you must write and how the ideas run their way through your mind until you must take them down on paper. I love how you personified the typewriter. Good work!

on Sep. 29 2010 at 7:03 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

And if you're to be controlled by an inanimate object, what is a better thing than a typewriter?

on Sep. 29 2010 at 7:03 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

I ADORE this poem. It's written with considerable talent and verbal cleverness. I love how you seemed to give life to the typewriter, making it more than nonwriters would consider it to be. Very well done, my friend.

on Sep. 29 2010 at 2:57 pm
MidnightWriter SILVER, Ontario, Other
6 articles 0 photos 225 comments

Favorite Quote:
Writers are a less dangerous version of the career criminal. Everywhere they go, they see the potential for the perfect crime. The difference is that writers have better self control.

Nicely written


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