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Drunken Pen Rewrite

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Drunken Pen Rewrite

My electronic pen as drunk as a blind bat rattles along the virtual pages of my computer trying to make sense of its staggering direction, 
Not knowing which word will next come out of its nib, mainly keeping a balance, endeavoring not to topple over, or to make scrawling blotches on its whitened board.  
It is interesting that one can surmise the demise of a pen, by checking the balance of ink life that remains. However if the pen is drunk it will display uneven levels of ink life as it rocks and staggers across fallen white leafs destined to change color.  
Many a writer has become an idea dwarf. Hence, what is called writer’s block, sets in.  I have found myself down that street a few times and have exercised my drunken pen’s syndrome option to its fullest.  
Nothing quite like it though, as this form of writing makes no sense to the closed minded reader, but a satisfactory opt out when the writer’s mind is blocked, to resort to using their drunken pen.




This is a rewrite, because I am firing blanks and this says it all.

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  1. Date: 4/30/2013 2:05:00 AM
    A glass of wine is as a drop of rain helping thoughts flower and bloom.

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 11:04:00 AM
    Nicely done!!!! Can you please read my poem thanks

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 8:31:00 PM
    Joy, stopping by to say hi, and read your re-post... thank you for explaining...... enjoyed :-) always~PD

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 11:32:00 AM
    This is quite the intriguing write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this amazing poem this afternoon! What a tremendous piece, I've encountered the drunken pen several times in my life too so I know exactly how you feel! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 10:53:00 AM
    I really enjoyed this one, Sis, you had me giggling here. My favorite line is "as it rocks and staggers across fallen white leafs " I just love it! Did you get the soupmail I recently sent to you. Love you and miss you, your Sis, Catie :)

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 6:07:00 AM
    You pen may be drunk Joy, but your mind is crystal clear, this is amazing free verse, and i just love this.....