This Pen...

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

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This Pen...

 

It’s laying there on the table

beside me,

and I can feel it

beckoning,

taunting

in it’s ‘pick me up and write’

kind of way.

My fingers itch

but my mind stays

uninspired.

I pick it up, tap it on the paper,

put it down,

with nothing more

than tiny marks

to show.

I’m going to have to get up,

brew some coffee,

trawl my mind --

there must be something

somewhere.

And there it is, that pen,

writing away

all on its own,

and hey, it’s great!

Isn’t it?

And yet, if it is going to do it all

does that not

make me

redundant?


Submitted: July 20, 2019

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88 fingers

Pen on paper, or keys typing. Sometimes i feel that way also.

Sat, July 20th, 2019 5:12pm

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Thanks for giving this a read, 88.

Sat, July 20th, 2019 10:20am

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AdamCarlton

''Google Author'' (TM) is waiting in the wings! Or see this: (GPT-2)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenAI#GPT2

Sat, July 20th, 2019 5:15pm

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So we can just let the AI's do the writing for us...er, I don't want to, Adam. I enjoy writing! This could make us all redundant if we don't make a stand and type, write, express ourselves!

Sat, July 20th, 2019 10:23am

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Mike S.

Know the feeling well, Hull, excellent!

Sat, July 20th, 2019 6:13pm

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Thanks for reading, Mike.

Sat, July 20th, 2019 11:42am

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Donald Harry Roberts

Good one..

Sat, July 20th, 2019 7:44pm

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Thanks for reading, DH!

Sat, July 20th, 2019 12:47pm

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moa rider

When I really want to, I can write neatly, but the hurrier I go the worser it gets. Left handed, Mama Hullabaloo. Often even I can't read it. Thank goodness for a keyboard. Usianguke

Sat, July 20th, 2019 8:33pm

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From a fellow leftie, do you recall, as I do, those blackened ink-stained fingers. I used to write neatly but not so much anymore, and the size of letters is all over the place. If it was not for so many great note books and journals, I think I'd stick with the keyboard too.
Thanks for reading, Moa.

Sun, July 21st, 2019 2:48am

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Derina Penn

Wow. I thought pens are going to be extinct soon and replaced by keyboards. It is nice to see that Pen has been thought of and penned again. (That happened to me real surname-Pen. Ha.)

Sat, July 20th, 2019 10:54pm

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I can't imagine they will disappear, even if only for quick notes. I often have a sudden idea and if it had to wait for me to get to a keyboard it would be gone. Sometimes I'll write things completely by hand and just edit when I re-type, but others, more often than not, it's just a quick couple of words or a line or two of a poem.
Thanks, Derina, and I did think of you when writing because of the word 'Pen'.

Sun, July 21st, 2019 2:52am

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moa rider

Oh yes and those ceramic ink well. I used to get strapped for making blotches!! Usianguke

Sun, July 21st, 2019 11:45pm

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Us lefties were at a definite disadvantage! Thanks, Moa!

Mon, July 22nd, 2019 12:06pm

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Harry Little

A clear feeling magic. Had the pen worked on its own, the world would have been redundant. But what if you own that pen and it functions as you say, that would feel like you are in the life of Harry Potter. Well written!

Wed, July 29th, 2020 6:17am

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Thanks so much for giving this a read. It's much appreciated.

Wed, July 29th, 2020 7:11am

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