The Careless Hand

The Careless Hand

A Poem by Patrick Jinks

It’s the careless hand that pens us

Through paper scroll we seep

The strokes of quill unwritten

The wasted words we reap


The spreading void of blackness

We gather in the folds

The histories unscripted

The stories left untold


But to those who buy and use us

Let our message make you think

Be more careful with your writing

And never spill your ink.

© 2020 Patrick Jinks

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An elegant warning to all who would rather spew venom, than carefully chose words to bind our fragile world.

well penned Mr Jinks

Posted 1 Year Ago

There is a depth to this and features that are carved quite eloquently. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Very well said and written, enjoyed

Posted 1 Year Ago

This is an amazing poem with lots of symbolism! Amazing work!

Posted 2 Years Ago

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Added on April 13, 2020
Last Updated on April 13, 2020


Patrick Jinks
Patrick Jinks

Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

I am a secondary school teacher with a love for fantasy. Before I'd started secondary school myself I'd read the Hobbit cover to cover more times than I could count and waded my way through through a .. more..