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Testing the Might of a Pen
by Don J. Rearden

Thursday, September 20, 2001

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THIS POEM IS SIMPLY MY REACTION TO OUR GUT INSTINCT OVER THE RECENT TERROR ATTACKS.

"Testing the Might of a Pen"

and then there are times
like these
that a pen
holds no power
over the sword

the black ink
can not erase the red

thousands dead
crimson shed
words
unread

the pen
holds nothing
over an angry-blind sword.


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Reviewed by Charleen Burge (Reader) 3/5/2004
I disagree I think it is perfect, needs the adjectives, says it all.
Reviewed by Rheachel Smith 10/16/2001
flows well until the last line, maybe just the sword minus the adjectives? The rest is so succinct that the last line seems to disturb the rhythm. Or maybe that was on purpose.
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