The voice of the pen

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My friend, do you remember me?
My friend, it has been a long time!
 My friend, do you still remember me?
My friend, I was your best friend not so long ago.

I was with you during the days when you started off,
I was with you when you struggled to hit it off.
I was with you when you penned your book,
I was with you when you signed your first autograph.

Those days when you faced the writer’s block,
Those days when you were too busy to notice the ticking of the clock.
Those days when no one stood by you,
Those days when you were flooded with ideas all new.

You said that I was your best friend,
You said I was mightier than the sword.
You said that you’d always carry me around,
You said the likes of me were rare to be found.

Why then did you leave me?
Why did you choose that keyboard over me?
Why did you forget me?
Why did our friendship not last long?

I made mistakes, but they were mostly yours,
I was slow, but that gave you more time to think.
I didn’t help easily correct, but through that,
I taught you lessons you’d never forget.

Wish you would come back to me,
Wish you could just see, together how awesome we could be.
Wish I could help you when in trouble with your writing,
Wish we could go back to being best friends!

This poem is an Anaphora. The term β€œanaphora” comes from the Greek for β€œa carrying up or back,”
and refers to a type of parallelism created when successive phrases or
lines begin with the same words, often resembling a litany. The
repetition can be as simple as a single word or as long as an entire
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27 responses to “The voice of the pen”

  1. Ruchi Verma says:

    Lovely poem !!

  2. Vinay Leo R. says:

    Hehehe! πŸ˜€ I still do like writing by pen, though the tap tap tap music of the keyboard has its own charm too. πŸ™‚ Nice poem, Reem.

  3. ce ayr says:

    Interesting piece, made me think.
    I write perhaps 90% of my stories and poems with pen on paper first, and not at my computer.
    That is my work space, not my creative place, which I had never quite realised until now.
    Thank you.

    • reemwrites says:

      Well I am glad that you still use the pen. But since digital devices have become so common now it is hard to find people who write stories with a pen.

  4. Aditi says:

    I still use a pen to write most of my work…and then copy it. Double the work but that's how I get my mind to work, especially when it comes to fiction.

  5. Tarang Sinha says:

    Oh, of course I remember you, and I haven't left you. I can't forget you. But, yes times have changed πŸ™‚ Nice poem, Reema!

  6. Utpal says:

    But then ! Those who have come together are destined to get separated one day πŸ™‚ Nicely penned

  7. Love this line: Wish you could just see, together how awesome we could be.

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  8. Wonderfully penned down! πŸ™‚

  9. V T RAKESH says:

    Mightier than the sword,
    You flattered me.
    Devouring the given word,
    You flattened me.

    Hats off for the poem, bringing back the good old memories of inked fingers and torn off pages.

  10. Unknown says:

    Love this poem! I traded my pen for a keyboard, but found that a pen actually made me wiser. So I'm back with a pen by my side again.

    Modern Gypsy

  11. This pen is one that my sister gave me for my birthday for writing my poetry with. as I was reading this, I felt guilty as I haven't used it in a while. I may need to get it back out again.

    I enjoyed this piece of poetry.

  12. Geets says:

    It's beautiful and so true! I simply loved it Reema!


  13. Nice poem and good explanation of the term Anaphora

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