My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

August 8, 2012 “pencils and pens”


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


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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