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This pen

February 2, 2014
By deeplythinking GOLD, Orlando, Florida
deeplythinking GOLD, Orlando, Florida
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This pen
What it holds can astonish your brain.

Logic would say, “Some ink inside of plastic,
It’s nothing really fantastic.”
But it is. You must look past logic, to see.
Look through and you’ll understand me.

Deep in the ink there’s something alive,
Influencing others to die or thrive.
Because this ink possesses many jobs
A love letter sent to lost who sobs.
Or when black liquids landscaped his plan of destruction
That put so many in a camp of construction.
A cursive signature can start a new presidency,
Or a story written in delicacy.

And the occasion the pen brought revolution,
Free-rights for blacks was no longer an erasable illusion.
Unfortunately though death it would devote.
When ink’s last message wrote,
Bleeding, it bled through the paper.
Within its atoms was a man jumping off a skyscraper.

Then logic would say, “How can some ink inside of plastic,
Do so much, it’s quite fantastic.”
So protect that pen and its soft shell,
Because it rests in hearts, in heaven and hell.

The author's comments:
Writing with a pen I reached this astonishment: the pen is permanent and the poem portrays a pen's embodiment.

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This article has 8 comments.

on Jun. 23 2014 at 3:15 pm
Miss_Orange SILVER, Makati, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm OK, I'm Fine and I'm alright are the greatest lies people tell each other everyday." By Me.

Good work! people should see their pens as their best friend more often!

on Feb. 10 2014 at 8:04 pm
deeplythinking GOLD, Orlando, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 24 comments
Thank you!

on Feb. 10 2014 at 8:03 pm
deeplythinking GOLD, Orlando, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 24 comments
Ha yes I'd have to agree we have very similar ideas and I'm open to collaboration anytime!

on Feb. 10 2014 at 9:58 am
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
43 articles 2 photos 581 comments

Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

Dude I just realised how similar our writing themes are- the power of the pen; the last stanza was breathtaking! Good job on the rhymes too! It'd be fun to to have a chat with you (though it wont probably happen). Do comment on some of my works, thanks!

on Feb. 8 2014 at 1:41 pm
theatregirl PLATINUM, Lathrup Village, Michigan
30 articles 12 photos 209 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To thine own self be true," -from Hamlet, a play by Shakespeare.
"I have sworn on the altar of god eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man." - Thomas Jefferson

Interesting, especially the last verse. I really like it.

on Feb. 8 2014 at 9:26 am
nakubara PLATINUM, Belvidere, New Jersey
27 articles 18 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everything you do in life is insignificant, but its important you do it anyway ~Ghandi

WOW! You literally made my jaw drop. That is amazing! Definiatly keep up the good work!

on Feb. 8 2014 at 8:11 am
deeplythinking GOLD, Orlando, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 24 comments
Wow thank you!

on Feb. 6 2014 at 11:21 am
JacobTheOrdinary PLATINUM, Rancho Cucamonga, California
43 articles 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Fiction is the lie that tells the truth."

This is the best poem I've read on this site in a while. Exceptional job! Keep it up.