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Quills and Parchment MAG

February 11, 2018
By CatNovelist GOLD, Berkeley, California
CatNovelist GOLD, Berkeley, California
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Favorite Quote:
"If you can quit writing, then quit. If you can't quit, you're a writer."

prehistoric ritual
old as the ships that Blackbeard sailed on
for even the most ferocious pirate
must have wanted to write down what he did
make a monument of himself
at least in the eyes of the ink-bearers,
they wrote down what they saw and thought themselves wise
told everyone that spinning tales was humankind’s refuge
but nowadays everyone can write
yet very few people tell their story

The author's comments:

I was inspired to write this from the Ink It poetry contest prompt. I think this poem is true, at the very least. I think that's all I wanted it to be.

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