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Penning Chivalry MAG

March 13, 2008
By Sarah09 SILVER, Evanston, Illinois
Sarah09 SILVER, Evanston, Illinois
6 articles 2 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Glory is seeing the impossible, saying 'screw it,' and drawing your sword anyway." -Anonymous

Between school daze
and summer knights
I sit in my scholarly tower,
Penning chivalry
of the noblest sort.
The epitome of manhood,
Black ink spurs forth
his college-ruled steed,
toward the spiral-bound
damsel in distress.
She is held captive
by the tightest of margins,
her ransom clearly demanded
on the syllabus.
He fights incoherent thoughts,
empty passion,
and clichés of all shapes and sizes,
bravely rescuing said damsel
from the securely zipped back pack
of her own quivering mind.

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on Sep. 24 2010 at 9:53 am
bluegirl440 DIAMOND, Park City, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Everybody lies. -House

Fantastic! I love this poem...

on Jul. 20 2010 at 1:00 pm
MelanieLouise PLATINUM, Plymouth, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
to live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong

i really love the play on words, very clever :) keep writing,  Mel

on Jul. 1 2010 at 11:42 am
haventy0uheard PLATINUM, Kings Park, New York
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i really enjoyed this! i loved the concept and everything about it :)

on Jun. 28 2010 at 1:01 pm
-daydreamer- SILVER, Smyrna, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"Carpe.... Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." ---Robin Williams, "Dead Poets Society"

Wow, this is amazing! I love your choice of words!

kms777 GOLD said...
on Jun. 8 2010 at 5:21 pm
kms777 GOLD, Winn, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"learn from your mistakes but regret not a thing"

wow i would never be able to write so wonderfully exspecially in language like they use so long ago!!! amazing!!! hope you'll read some of mine to. i need someone like u to tell me what  i need to work on

on Jun. 6 2010 at 1:29 pm
beautifulworld SILVER, Memphis, Tennessee
9 articles 0 photos 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
What's the point i wearing my favorite rocket ship underpants if no one asks to see them? -Calvin and Hobbes

Wonderful!! I loved the wordplay

Phantom93 said...
on May. 3 2010 at 10:58 am
Phantom93, Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes there just aren't enough rocks"- Forrest Gump

LOVED IT!!!!! that was pretty amazing! it would be #1 if it were up to me...

on Apr. 26 2010 at 9:19 pm
LostButNeverFound PLATINUM, Phoenix, Arizona
37 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the one's who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it. Friends are like balloons: once you let them go, you can't get them back. So I'm gonna tie you to my heart so I never lose you.

i agree wit the last comment lol

on Apr. 23 2010 at 7:40 pm
ceruleanconfusion, Ann Arbor, Michigan
0 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there and to be guided by truth as one sees it" - mahatma gandhi

so great!

the wordplay in the first couple of lines had me hooked.

Eilatan GOLD said...
on Apr. 23 2010 at 3:37 pm
Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."

i don't approve of the 'damsel in distrass' storyline. good puns, though.

Howler GOLD said...
on Apr. 3 2010 at 2:40 pm
Howler GOLD, Cerritos, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is not abut the number of breaths you take but about the moments that take your breath away"

I loved it! Check out my forum its a poem called the principle people

on Apr. 1 2010 at 10:44 am
decembersun14 PLATINUM, Winchester, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Life sucks. A lot. But you just have to keep on going. No matter what happens. You can never ever give up. You just have to roll with the punches, go with the flow, and always try your best to keep on going <3"

i love this! sooooooo good! i love your choice of words and it flows so well! Great poem!

on Mar. 15 2010 at 11:40 pm
A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world; there is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won't feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine as children do. We were all born to make manifest the glory of God that's within us - it's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
-Nelson Mandela

love love love love love oh man this is sooooooo good love love :)

summer-baby said...
on Mar. 8 2010 at 11:48 am
summer-baby, Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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verry well written

on Mar. 6 2010 at 12:26 pm
elvinchangling55 SILVER, Malverne, New York
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i love it!! this is a theme that interests mea lot, i wrote a poem with a slightly similar feel, but i love the way the story connects with the paper 'college - rule steed'. love it!!

on Feb. 16 2010 at 8:15 pm
celticreader BRONZE, Memphis, Tennessee
3 articles 1 photo 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Three men can keep a secret, if two of them are dead." -Benjamin Franklin

very well written! the words you wrote took the mind and gave it images of brave knights and captive princesses in the binds of a book. i love it!

on Feb. 12 2010 at 10:51 am
(:Sweetkisses<3 BRONZE, Denton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
live your life with no regrets


kenna2013 GOLD said...
on Jan. 25 2010 at 5:26 pm
kenna2013 GOLD, Corinth, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"love begins with a smile,grows with a kiss,and ends with a teardrop."

Amazingly Awesome! i love it!!! you should check out my poem

ParisJ BRONZE said...
on Jan. 25 2010 at 9:52 am
ParisJ BRONZE, East Chicago, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
what dont kill me makes me stonger

i like this

sungirl109 said...
on Dec. 15 2009 at 5:38 pm
awsome jod girl u should be a writer