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The Ink Within MAG

By Katie H., Lexington, KY

     In silent sorrow death may lie
unshaken in a turbid shore
that brings not truth, nor blinds the eye
but tides away forgotten lore.
And if by chance or luck may see
a glimpse of pallor on this page,
do note that words must hold the key
to fall through perfect passing age.
Will the ink I write, as you read
still shake the marrow of the bones?
A passion here, if you agree
that even time leaves turned alone.
But I, who looks into a dawn
who marks a fair and fervid piece -
from poet’s dreams the lines are drawn
a writer’s thoughts that never cease.

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i love this so much! SILVER said...
on May. 5 2017 at 3:06 am SILVER, Tirana, Other
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Legend writing

on May. 20 2016 at 5:33 pm
Luckystar78 ELITE, London, Other
114 articles 0 photos 97 comments

Favorite Quote:
"..though warm as summer it was fresh as spring." (Thomas Hardy) ("Far from the Madding crowd")

The rhyme scheme here is fantastic and really makes this piece of work as original as it is! You have real talent, style and passion...hopefully you'll keep writing!

on Oct. 11 2014 at 12:22 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

This is beautifully and talentedly and wonderfully writter. It's amazing. :) It's beautiful and full of depth, too. I also, think 'tis true. I love who you wrote it, they style and how you chose your words. I don't know wthis was published, but congarts on having this published! You desrve it. You have a talent and greatness in you; you're also, a wonderful and talented writer and person. :) Thank you so much, for sharing this. :) Thank you. 

on Nov. 9 2013 at 5:06 pm
Keen_Of_Blade_And_Soft_Of_Heart, Tallahassee, Florida
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
I can't explain what i mean. And even if i could, I'm not sure I'd feel like it. -Holden Caulfield, the Catcher in the Rye

Very nicely written, you had a nice balance between wordy and direct. Many poems speak too plainly and take away from their own beauty, and many more use flowery words just to sound pretty, which takes away from the message. I like your style, how the poem seemed to flow in circles around the subject rather than diving straight at it or looking at it out of the corner of its metaphorical eye.

on Apr. 21 2013 at 12:01 am
WaffleOcean2934 PLATINUM, Rogers, Minnesota
42 articles 9 photos 116 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams-Eleanor Roosevelt

The words are so beautful.  Nice work on it!

on Mar. 6 2013 at 7:35 pm
Rebel21 PLATINUM, St. Catharines, Other
20 articles 0 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
Where there is desire, there is gonna be a flame,
Where there is a flame someone's bound to get burned.
Just because it burns doesn't mean you're gonna die,
You've got to get up and try.

Amazing. Absolutely amazing. Love it

on Jan. 14 2012 at 1:34 pm
Wow. Keep up the good work

on Jan. 13 2012 at 8:25 am
xxthemorriganxx, Mission, Texas
0 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Our fingerprints never fade from the lives we touch"
"If things were easy to find, they wouldn't be worth finding."

Love it, everything goes so well, your writing is very good.

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Nov. 2 2011 at 6:29 am
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

This is great... nothing to critique.

Check out my stuff if you have the time?

on Sep. 10 2010 at 7:06 am
taintedannex GOLD, Hong Kong, Other
15 articles 5 photos 166 comments

Favorite Quote:
The truth is that at some point, everyone's going to hurt you. You just have to decide who's worth the pain.

Some say having something to lose is what makes you vulnerable. I believe that having something to lose only makes you stronger.


Your poem flowed extremely well and I'm rather impressed with all the fantastic words you chose to use. 

on Apr. 19 2010 at 9:09 am
So good... i kinda dnt get it n dnt knw wat ur talking bout but i like it it souinds nice n flows n rymes good. needs to make more sense tho but over all good

Jtaco95 said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 12:13 pm
Jtaco95, Saugus, Massachusetts
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I like this poem, Kept a nice rhythym and was very descriptive

juliette said...
on Apr. 11 2010 at 9:22 am
juliette, Gdynia, Other
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Wow, it is really, really good. I wish I could write something as good as this. and the rhyme really adds to the mood of the poem. 5 stars isn't enough!

Striker GOLD said...
on Mar. 20 2010 at 9:28 pm
Striker GOLD, Wichita, Kansas
11 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who care about you and forget about those who don't."

Sometimes using rhyme takes away from a poem's meaning, but you used it perfectly.

on Mar. 13 2010 at 6:19 am
delilahsky PLATINUM, Arlington, Massachusetts
28 articles 3 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
Just because her eyes don't tear doesn't mean her heart doesn't cry. And just because she comes off strong, doesn't mean there's nothing wrong

-Author Unknown

You are extremely talented. I love this poem; it flowed perfectly, and oftentimes poems that rhyme- at all- sound forced or awkward...but not this poem. It truly is beautiful...

on Oct. 23 2009 at 4:31 pm
nevercliche159 BRONZE, Clark, New Jersey
3 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A man who has nothing to die for, is not fit to live."
--- Martin Luther King Jr.

Cute....I like the rhythm.

on Feb. 13 2009 at 3:22 pm

I love it.

Wonderful rhyme scheme.