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The Drunken Pen

The drunken pen knows no boundaries, flowing from one page to the next, one idea to the next never stopping too long in one place. It longs to write fluffy, flowery, big descriptive words that require a dictionary and thesaurus to understand but instead it produces only bite size words of reality.  Flares of genius arise to be suddenly dashed by memory loss and distraction, leaving behind inferior pieces of work. One day this pen will rise above forced rhymes, poor punctuation and every other criticism that can be bestowed upon writing and a masterpiece will evolve.  And what exactly is a masterpiece.  What is beautiful to me may seem otherwise to many.  Looking at wilted lilies I yearn to grab a brush and paint the white petals and bright orange stamens as well as the deformed ones that have turned brown.  My pen can capture the same image only it struggles to describe a reality that seems boring, beauty missed in the imagery.  Expressing important aspects of subjects is my main goal but my pen often fails me.  Knowing many truths, my pen and paper struggle to hold the facts - is this because many will not wish to hear them.   My pen fears judgement. Can a scientific mind scribe poetic or will a drunken pen be blamed for imperfection.  

Written October 2, 2012
For Joann Grisetti’s contest
“Drunken Pen Part 2”

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  1. Date: 10/20/2012 12:24:00 PM
    Congrats Lee! One love. Joy Wells

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 9:24:00 PM
    Lee, congratulations with your awesome win in the "Drunken Pen Round 2 " the way you hold your pen. good night :-) xox PD

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 7:43:00 AM
    congrats on a great win Lee

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 4:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Joann's "Drunken Pen" contest Lee. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 1:35:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win, Lee. Su

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 2:38:00 PM
    would be nice to have a magic pen. a very heartfelt expressed poem.I enjoyed reading it, God bless you,Hugs!Erich

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 6:11:00 AM
    ooh good luck on the contest Lee :D - Good read - Shaz