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Essential Ink

September 19, 2012
By Tenconomist7 BRONZE, Ridge, New York
Tenconomist7 BRONZE, Ridge, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“Don’t ever let somebody tell you, you can’t do something. You got a dream. You gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.” ― Chris Gardner

The scribbling, scratching black,
blue, multitude of lines. The
multicolored phrases that are
written by you. You transcend
boundaries while reinforcing

You are dark and gloomy.
You are bright and uplifting.
You are historic and of value.
You are pointless and mundane.

Not all appreciate you,
but those that do, love
you. You are present
everywhere. Easy to
understand or impossible
to define.

You are the basis
of literature, filling
quills, pens and minds.
You are essential.

The author's comments:
This is a quick poem I wrote at the Walt Whitman house on Long Island. It is simple, much like the material it discusses.

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