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penetrating

In this day and age, I want some recompense
I don't understand it, it jus' don't make sense
that we can write through our entire lives
with all of these damn defective pens

Now, you all know what I'm taking about
a thought comes to you, and you look around
grab one to jot down and just blankness comes out
a clear transcription of thoughts ain't found

Cups, bags, heck whole drawers of colored inks
rattle around days like maracas of empty thought
a reliable pen can't be that difficult me thinks
yet makers design defective models to be bought

that seem to flow like water in a mighty river
when opened and used for the very first time
effortless lines arc mind to paper to deliver
only to sputter, and spot, and splotch the next time

How many brilliant tomes, how many cures for cancer
how many Nobel-winning ideas of sub-particled find
how many deeply spiritual thoughts went unanswered
because, like a well, the damn pen went unprimed?

Maybe I'm unreasonable, and have a penchant for perfection
but if I pick up a pen it should write every curved line,
'stead of pennies, I want it to rain pens from heaven
that work the first, the penultimate, and the very last time

© Goode Guy 2012-09-06

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  1. Date: 10/5/2012 9:26:00 PM

    Gode, interesting, enjoyed stopping by;-) Good night~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 8:32:00 AM

    Love this poem...have had the same frustrations..buy only fine line Shanghang pens--but I live in Nairobi...don't know if you can buy it..but also like old fashioned ink pens--jar and all... Lots of fun...I llike "penchant for perfection" and "should write every curved ine" Thanks for a good read...VIctoria