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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Paper and Pen

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Vulnerable beyond measure
Locked in the arms of Mister Despair
Who has no plans of leaving me any soon!
I look hither and thither
In search of a weapon
Oh! How powerless I feel.
I halt at my desk
Watch a blank paper summoning me
Whispering words only I could fathom.
I grab a pen in a jiffy
And start scribbling hastily
Emptying all my thoughts and emotions.
With every word that I put on paper
I gather yet another sheet of power
Which finally drives Mister Despair far away!


For me, power is writing. Whenever I write, I feel that I can conquer every demon, be it fear, anxiety, sadness or loneliness. Anne Frank has rightly said "I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn." 

Linking this poem to Poems United Midweek Motif ~ Power
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60 comments:

  1. yessss...power to the pen!!...

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  2. The power of the pen. Wonderful! Thank heavens for writing!

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    1. Yes, I feel blessed to be a writer and a poet :)

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  3. The pen is mightier than the sword! Excellent write :)

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  4. I'm glad that Mister Despair finally, went far away. Very rightly said dear, A paper and a pain has an efficiency to overpower every fear and anxiety. A wonderful read. :)

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    1. Yes, Deeshani. Paper and pen are powerful weapons indeed. Thanks dear :)

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  5. Amen! And I applaud! Anne Frank is quite the mentor. You have written the poets' secret formula--and made it sound easy. Ha! I can feel the sheets amassing!

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    1. Thank you so much Susan. Poets can well relate to it, the sheets amassing :)

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  6. I can relate to you. When I don't write, I feel such a void. The pen is not really a weapon, it's medicine.

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    1. Truly said, Myrna. Happens all the time.

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  7. it is amazing how emboldened we become when writing there is no freedom that compares in my mind. For me even if no one listens, no one reads, it is said, cannot be unsaid and there is peace for me in that endeavor.

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    1. Exactly, Mandy. Even if no one read, I am satisfied if I can empty all my perplexing thoughts on paper. A beautiful kind of peace and freedom writing is!

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  8. I have pages and pages of power in my notebooks -for which I'm very grateful! Great perspective x

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  9. absolutely true. expressing your thoughts is one of the ways to divert negativity :)

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  10. What great therapy writing is.

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  11. Beautiful lines, Purba. Loved the quote too. Yes, writing is very powerful. Creativity is the best way to drive Mr. Despair away. Have a great day! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Ravish and I totally agree with you :)

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  12. Good dedication to paper and pen.

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  13. Beautiful lines Purba :) No doubt the pen is mightier than the sword!

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  14. "With every word that I put on paper
    I gather yet another sheet of power
    Which finally drives Mister Despair far away!" ~ WOW ^_^

    You presented the fact so beautifully Purba... indeed pen and paper play the best swords together to ward off every evil from life. You have created some masterpieces in your life and who could explain it better than you. :* God bless darling..keep shinning!

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    1. Aww...your lovely comment makes my day brighter, dear. Thank you so much for your kind words. God bless you always :)

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  15. Diary is our best friend...in grief or times of happiness. When the internal dialog is too much for us and the world around is busy with their own affairs..it 'is the dear diary who comes to rescue us from our miseries and share our untold stories...isn't it?! :) Loved what Anne said about writing and your composition resonating that is nice too.

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    1. Exactly, Bushra. You have said it perfectly. Thank you so much dear :)

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  16. it reminds me of anne frank :) beautiful :)

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  17. True story!! Behold the power of the mighty pen :D
    beautifully penned down :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Anmol. Good to see you here :)

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  18. There is a release of power with words and this flows in your words.

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  19. Pen is mightier than the sword they say, I think it is also effective as a medicine for healing the soul. Wonderful poem Purba.

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    1. Truly said, Somali. It is both therapy and weapon for me. Thanks a ton, dear :)

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  20. Yes, the true power of the pen..always triumphant over the pain... (y)

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    1. You said it so beautifully, Maniparna :)

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  21. Yes, that's the power of writing!! Incredible...More power to your pen, my friend!

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    1. To you too dear :)
      Thank you so much Panchali.

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  22. Writing does have an affect on depression, like most forms of creativity. A hug for a great poem.

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  23. Yes writing is a wonderful gift and tool - sometimes however what we need is someone to read and understand...i think that happens in places here..we all need to connect and if writing is a means to that i wholeheartedly agree...

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    1. Yes, Jae. It feels great when we can connect to many people through our writing :)

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  24. more power to you and your pen my dearie :-)

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  25. Writing heals the deepest of the wounds and endow wisdom :)
    Much power to your pen :)

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    1. Exactly Simran. Very well said. To you too :)

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  26. I have never written a diary ...
    but now blogging seems like diary :)

    5 looks with Same dress

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    1. Diary or blog doesn't matter. It's the writing that matters. Cheers :)

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  27. great poem... powerful, pleasurable as well as inspirational one... the power of pen is beautifully described in this poem...

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    1. Thank you so much Ashish for the lovely words :)

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  28. nice blog you got Purba Chakraborty... and my suggestion is please use any good font and color instead of that blue color on your header ..your articles are good

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  29. So well described the Emotions behind writing.. Well written, Purba!

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