Paper and Pen

Paper and Pen

A Poem by Briana O'Connor
"

I don't like people...

"

Paper and pen,

How I love what you bring:

A clean sheet of new beginnings.


Not like these people

Who bring heart racing grief,

The anxiety and fear,

The infuriating discomfort.


Paper and pen,

How I love your silence.

You listen to my every word.


Not like these people

Who talk only of themselves,

Their pain and their pleasure

The “Me! Me! Me!” song that I hate.


Paper and pen,

How I love your devotion.

You’re always nearby when I call.


Not like these people

Whose presence is sporadic,

Making appearances when I’m already down,

Laughing as they kick me repeatedly.


Paper and pen,

I’m so glad we're friends.

There’s no way you would ever desert me.



© 2015 Briana O'Connor



Author's Note

Briana O'Connor
Please feel free to be as constructively honest as you wish. Any suggestions or corrections are much appreciated. Do not rate or review based on opinion or subject of this piece. If you would like the favor returned please send me a read request or a message with the piece you wish for me to review! Happy writing :D

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Okay, so I really love the repetition and I really like the concept. It made the poem enjoyable and relatable.

Something to possibly-if you want-work on. The stanzas where you say "not like these people" could really benefit with more imagery. More showing what you're telling or trying to say. It may mean the stanzas or poem is longer but that means more of the latter stuff that make the poem flow and intriguingly relatable to read.

Nice work!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Very cool. I can understand you for one reason. I have a second pillow that I love to put on top of me or under my legs when I sleep or hug and you know it never, ever, ever says no! or stay away, or don't hug me, etc. etc. it's just so very cool. I do understand and very nice write!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Briana O'Connor

2 Years Ago

lol i do the same thing
Jesse

2 Years Ago

Haha...cool.
This is terrific, if we writer's can't relate to this piece then I don't know
what's going on upstairs:) going in my favorites! Thanks for sharing and b-blessed!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Briana O'Connor

2 Years Ago

thank you so much :D
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Whenever the heart finds such titles which decorate the literature with deep insights, the spirit itself gets rolled down ov`r the creative pages. Loved the title; the content you`ve have used in this post; the way you wrote this post, & all the virtue that you`ve pondered to this write`s all what I appreciate.

Yes, a pen & paper both are friend of a writer .. even they`re a friend of each other, which makes life a better living... staying away of entangled world.

One of my fav. writes!
I look forward to reading your work!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Briana O'Connor

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my pieces. So grateful that you enjoy them and give po.. read more
doesn't need criticism...this is such truth, we often feel our only friend is the pen and paper...

always there for us no matter what...when all others let us down...the muse stays, and we get to write.

i don't know where i would be without pen, paper and that wonderful muse.

nicely done.

jacob

Posted 2 Years Ago


Briana O'Connor

2 Years Ago

thank you :D
WOW, I never realized that paper and pen were (for us as writers) unconditional friends. Your poem brings to my a little nostalgic feeling, since indeed was paper and pen the ones who heard my problems wen I was down. And no matter if it was with a poem, diary or story shape, it was always there to listen to me.
I also liked the "Not like these people" lines. How many times we've faced fake people? Countless for me...
If only our friends were as true as our paper and pen, we can't find so many persons like those old friends for sure.

Great writing, very lovely, this definitely goes to my favs!!


Posted 2 Years Ago


Briana O'Connor

2 Years Ago

thank you very much :D
I love it! I wouldn't change a thing from it . Paper and pens are one of the best things one can own. Its a true friend that will never abandon us. A great treasure to us who write , a best friend who will always be there. Nicely written thanks for sharing :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Briana O'Connor

2 Years Ago

thank you very much :D
The paper & pen friend wraps around your soul like a fine piece of mink.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Briana O'Connor

2 Years Ago

thank you for reading :D
I love those amazing things too. I like you for not liking people but probably you won't like as you don't like people :P
way to make a clumsy review!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Briana O'Connor

2 Years Ago

lol! thank you :D
oh this is deep. its true when people are being rude/mean/ unfriendly writing will always be an outlet! great write :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Briana O'Connor

2 Years Ago

thank you very much :D

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