Ode to My Pen

December 11, 2010
By Masterpiece21 DIAMOND, Denver, Colorado
Masterpiece21 DIAMOND, Denver, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom

My weapon of choice
In fighting this demons
That float up out of my mind
Like scarlett balloons?
My pen.

More than just a tool
For writing.
It is a sword,
Sleek and cool,
Metallic at the end,
Able to pierce any thought
And pin it down
On this page.
I am not a writer.
I am a warrior.
I hold this weapon,
This pen,
This power.

It's just a twig.
I could have found it on a beach,
Or in the woods,
Or in a field.
But I use it to draw patterns
In the sands
And write messages for other travelers
After me,
So the will know my story too.
And maybe I can point someone else
In the right direction
After I've wandered the wrong
So long.

While some people will fly through life
On their magic carpets
Above the real-life world,
I prefer to lie in this field
Just drawing in the sands of time
With my pen.

The author's comments:
For my poetry project in English I also had to write an ode to a common thing like Pablo Neruda in his poem "Ode to My Socks."

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Vidra PLATINUM said...
on Jan. 17 2011 at 11:51 am
Vidra PLATINUM, Midlothian, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
“I write only because
There is a voice within me
That will not be still.”
-Sylvia Plath

This is a gorgeous poem! It flows so nicely. :) My favorite line is:

"I am not a writer.
  I am a warrior."

Keep writing!


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