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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 Dec. 4 2009 at 2:33 pm
thesilverrose BRONZE, Richardson, Texas
1 article 0 photos 51 comments

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

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!! It's beautiful. The imagery is wonderfully used. Keep the good work up and keep writting!!! =)

yoyoyoyo222 said...
on Nov. 1 2009 at 9:14 pm
Think ur just being a little harsh on the writers. They're all pretty talented can ya cut em some slack ya think??

bamboom212 said...
on Nov. 1 2009 at 9:11 pm
Omg absolutley amazing! I didn't quite get it at first, but i picked up on it. I love this poem. U are very talented

LIV2011 BRONZE said...
on Aug. 22 2009 at 3:58 am
LIV2011 BRONZE, Tampa, Florida
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this is completely brilliant

LIKEwhoaa GOLD said...
on Aug. 1 2009 at 3:29 pm
LIKEwhoaa GOLD, Carrollton, Texas
13 articles 0 photos 126 comments

Favorite Quote:
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
-Charles DuBois

AMAZING job! the imagery is perfectly used:) GREAT JOB check out some of my work <3

on May. 9 2009 at 4:50 pm
GreenWriter826 PLATINUM, McAllen, Texas
21 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
''Their fruits like honey to the throat
But poison in the blood'' - Christina Georgina Rossetti "Goblin Market"

love it...the way you use metophors and imagery is grear...good job

Roisin GOLD said...
on May. 2 2009 at 5:07 pm
Roisin GOLD, Peabody, Massachusetts
10 articles 5 photos 28 comments
this is very powerful.

and i think its a bit hard to undersyand but its almst like its alright because i know that yu understand it. i dont know, its hard to explain. really nice work =)

on Apr. 20 2009 at 3:30 am
that was really good, very expressive

on Mar. 4 2009 at 8:15 pm
sidewayspants SILVER, Pocahontas, Arkansas
7 articles 0 photos 2 comments
love it!

JennaHerr said...
on Feb. 13 2009 at 3:15 am
love the use of homophones. it really give life to the poetry.

KLITZ said...
on Jan. 12 2009 at 10:17 pm
AMAZING POEM! has a nice rythm, ending, isn't confusing, and its not extremely long but not short either. I wish i could write with that sort of creativity and still stay on the topic i started with.

on Jan. 12 2009 at 6:46 pm
for some reason this poem really hit me., i think its absolutely wonderfl. Correct me if i'm wrong, but it seemed like u were sayin that u never had enuff space to write ur heart out, and then it switched around to sayin u were traped in a back pack, and the pencil with the knight.,

i absolutely loved this one :)

well done well done

LoveSerena said...
on Jan. 11 2009 at 8:56 pm
Wow. Absolutly Amazing I cant belive your definiton and exquisit use of words bravo Absolutly amazing I wish I cold write like that....Love Serena age12

Shadow said...
on Dec. 29 2008 at 10:58 pm
I absolutely LOVE your word choice in this! Great job :]

on Dec. 29 2008 at 5:30 pm
Wow, this is a beautiful poem. I loved how it sounded so complex and yet I knew exactly what you were saying. The comparison between ancient ideas and modern reality is riveting. I loved it!

on Dec. 14 2008 at 11:00 pm
i thought it was really great the way you used the old tale of falling in love and turned it into one that happens today. i love it keep writin.g

Redemption65 said...
on Dec. 9 2008 at 9:22 pm
Is this supposed to be a metaphor for a backpack? It sounded like you were comparing a gallant night to a pencil.

melmo1014 said...
on Dec. 7 2008 at 6:25 am
This poem is really cute. I was very impressed how you were able to intertwine the two contrasting subjects together and make it work together. It was very complex in your words, yet the point of it was simple and straightforward, so I liked it.

on Nov. 13 2008 at 11:51 pm
This was adorable.

The idea is portrayed clearly and the flow of the poem adds to the simplicity and almost naive essence of it.

In other words, really great! Keep writing! (:

tweedle dee said...
on Nov. 10 2008 at 11:29 pm
love it tons and tons and TONS!!! keep writting i see a career sometime down the line!