Pen and paper, you draw lives a century later.
Scratched edges in silver ink, your letters blink.
Drop of apricot juice spilled, the sentences lie in guilt.
Another sheet, I hold my old quilt.

Hearts and souls, you engrave drizzles.
Painting the red of the walls, unavoidable fizzles.
Delight in the sound of rhythm and beats,
but all I could see is unforgivable scribbles.

"The pen is mightier than the sword" by Sonam Mandal


© 2011  Broken Sparkles

19 Responses to “Scribbles”

  1. Olivia Says:

    My My Blaga!

    Your words are sharper than a dagger could be! How well expressed your emotions and a bit of story.. You know it too well to weave dreamy sequences.. :)

    Loved the image- captured my sight immediately!
    Sending yo warm summer noons.. :D

  2. ladynimue Says:

    whoa !!!! brilliant :)
    Now i really need a pen n paper to write though my ideas flow only on notepad :|

  3. Jingle Says:

    very smart words..

    Happy Potluck.

  4. Krislin Neo, Ting (Syracuse Pike) Says:

    Scenes unfold, as though watching a movie as your words flow.. Great choice of words to achieve that.. :)

    Here is mine, – Lies

    and – Deception

    Happy Monday!!

  5. bendedspoon Says:

    Mighty and awesome as usual! :)

  6. Reggie Says:

    Is there a hint of bitterness?
    Love it!!

  7. Jamie Dedes Says:

    The pen can wound as sharply as the sward … Nicely worked out. “Letters blink” I like that. As though they are quite unstable.

    Happy Potluck! Hope you’re feeling better today.


  8. Becca Givens Says:

    Double-edged sword of “ouch” and “divine”! ~becca

  9. theberrygirl Says:

    never underestimate the importance of pen and paper…true writers are never without.

  10. seabell Says:

    At least you don’t have to read the lies… Enjoyed your sharpness!

  11. fiveloaf Says:

    you are becoming very good in this blag.. and we nearly share the same title haha! here’s mine..

  12. liv2write2day Says:

    I so enjoyed how you worked this. The power of the pen (or keyboard) is humbling. I will check e-mail. Thanks, Blaga.

  13. Ajit Says:

    Lovely words poems never remembered when penned

  14. deadpoet88 Says:

    Lovely Bee! I remember this poem, I really really love it! The words flow so well and are full of so much wisdom. One of your very brilliant pieces!

  15. lunawitch15 Says:

    perfectly written. :) i love your stuff

  16. plaridel Says:

    it’s amazing what the written word can do. its influence extends beyond the grave. we should continue to write as we must, but should ever be careful.

  17. dragonkatet Says:

    There is so much meaning in the written word, even the ‘scribbles’ hold untold depths. I liked the image you paired with this piece – it fits very well. :)

  18. Kavita Says:

    Woww.. beautifully written, Summer Gal… your pen (and fingers) are DEFINITELY mightier than many wagging swords I’ve seen…

    I loved that last line the most!! It stood out bold and like a warning! Awesome!!

  19. Cherlyn Says:

    I have a feeling I’ve read this before – was it on your older blog? That or I saw it on facebook or read it without commenting. Either way, sorries for the delay!

    As always, your poem is beautifully written. I really liked the flow and structure of this poem too. Great job!

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