The Truth of the Pen

November 27, 2012
By JamesHollis BRONZE, Grand Rapids, Michigan
JamesHollis BRONZE, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Music will be music, whether it be old, new, or yet to come.


They say that the pen is strong;
Mightier than the sudden sword,
Swifter than the roaring seas,
Louder than the moans of death.

But what chance does the pen stand
Against the minds of the fools,
Or the heart of ignorance?
Alone and bitter without
The author that gives it life.

So I say the solo pen
Is worthless in every bit
To the empty hearted, not
By the wise man who tames it.


The author's comments:
This is one of the first poems that I have written in a while. Please rate and comment, I could use some critique.
Thank you!

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on May. 16 2014 at 11:50 am
Opticalillusion DIAMOND, Edenton, North Carolina
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I am an artist bound only for the poet's glory....But only achieve half of the success that my dreams aspire to find, And to what do the whispers tell me of this failure...To what end to they haunt my nightmares...my eternal dark dreams...

Alright,  first I loved your message and your similes, the writeing method made the work flow so smoothly, but on the otherhand there were some gramatical flaws.  You captialized every line, which is a no'no. Only captialze after periods, and you forgot a period after bit in the last stanza. Besides the minor errors good job.

82northern said...
on May. 16 2014 at 11:43 am
82northern, Port Huron, Michigan
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smile and everyone smiles back!
if it's a dark day make it a bright one!

i love it 

on May. 15 2014 at 11:53 am
HayatC. PLATINUM, Louisville, Kentucky
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"Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one."

I agree this is amazing! Wow, great job!

on May. 14 2014 at 8:54 pm
Sunshine2420 SILVER, Unknown, Other
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A smile hides everything.

Wow...great thinking . You should write some more poems ;)


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