My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

August 8, 2012 “pencils and pens”

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pencils and pens

standing on ends

some down

some up

in an old pewter cup

leads are broken and dull

ink leaked and dried

like forgotten flowers

petalless in a vase

stems all askew and aside

neglected poems and letters

love stories untold

unwritten beginnings and ends

left in a cupful of pencils and pens

© tlh 8/8/2012

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3 responses

  1. Oh…for all the poems we should have written…wonderful to read your words again…cheers!

    August 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm

  2. Valeri

    U make me want to pick up a pen & put it to use!! Funny how these words immediately brought memory of my Mother’s pencil cup that is blue & white with a resin of wax overlaying the 1972 calendar that is printed on the front Still gainfully employed holding pens & pencils (most likely from respective year!)

    August 14, 2012 at 11:12 pm

  3. Touched me with this beautiful poem Tracy, so very true to my heart!! x

    September 4, 2012 at 9:59 pm

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