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Tucked in its Ink

November 25, 2012
By camohunter19 GOLD, Sedro-Woolley, Washington
camohunter19 GOLD, Sedro-Woolley, Washington
14 articles 13 photos 128 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out of his wits for the fun of it." "Violence is never the answer! It is a question, and the answer is yes."

They say I’m a poet?
Bah, I write to my lady.
Rhymes, schemes,
It matters not.

On life and death.
The universe and everything.

My lady wants the moon:
I blot my pen
And lasso it.
Use the tides to pull her close

Now she’s close.
My pen draws me Through a Looking-Glass
TumTum trees and JubJub Birds
What a wonderful dream!

Sleeping now, Sleeping Beauty.
My pen pulls me in.
Her rosy lips, her frosty cheeks.
Close enough to brush

Shoved against the wall
Fight lost, Hercules stands above me.
Defeat in my own eyes.

He leans over my lady,
But my pen will not accept defeat.
It leaps into my hand.
The power of a million tales tucked in its ink.

This time it’s Hercules’ turn against the wall.
My lady still lies still.
Dazed, he gets up.
And then came the words.

“Curse thy vile lips, you heathen,”
My pen wrote in the air
“Thou defeated the Hydra, but thy blood is just as poisonous”
A blob of ink drifted to the floor.

And a dragon was born from it.
First an egg, then a hatchling, then fully grown.
It chased Hercules out of the castle
And over the Looking-Glass Hills

Then I kissed Sleeping Beauty
My pen twitched.
It sensed it.
It sensed that she did not love me.

The author's comments:
This piece is for my lady. Whether or not she loves me.

Remember to comment. How could I make this better?

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This article has 3 comments.

nchic GOLD said...
on Oct. 8 2013 at 7:08 pm
nchic GOLD, Charlottesville, Virginia
14 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
it had borne the burden; it had earned the honor
-joan of arc

life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain.

i love this. 

on Jan. 7 2013 at 9:02 pm
In_Love_with_Writing GOLD, Easton, Pennsylvania
12 articles 0 photos 389 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13

This was sooo beautiful. I really really loved it soo much!! Can you comment and rate some of my work?

on Nov. 30 2012 at 11:18 am
iAmTheStardust PLATINUM, Moon Twp., Pennsylvania
36 articles 1 photo 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The prettiest flowers grow in the biggest pile of manure."

This is absolutely fantastic.