The Pen

September 28, 2011
By LenaGoren BRONZE, Moreland Hills, Ohio
LenaGoren BRONZE, Moreland Hills, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing"
-Helen Keller
"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus"
-Mark Twain

When someone asks me,
Which I prefer,
The pencil or the pen,
I inquire upon the matter
Of the current situation
In homework I think pencil’s best
In case I make mistakes,
In letters I know the pen prevails,
For there are no back takes.

The pen is assertive,
The pencil is shy.
I write poems with a pen,
But now and again
I go back and change a line,
But the scar will stay,
A reminder this day
Of something I wished to do or say.

But perhaps I was chicken
Thinkin’ and sittin’
Wondering what I should have said
Should I stand up?
Speak my mind,
Or forever blindly follow the blind.
I’ve always preferred the pen.

The author's comments:
This poem is not simply about writing utensils, it has a deeper meaning about standing up for yourself and leading your own life.

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on Oct. 23 2011 at 2:48 pm
livelaughlove96 BRONZE, Cary, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, its about learning how to dance in the rain."

I love the metaphor in this poem, it is a good message with a creative comparison.

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