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Writers Lineage

August 27, 2013
By another_sky PLATINUM, Dallas, Texas
another_sky PLATINUM, Dallas, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
― Haruki Murakami

When I entered first grade,
I knew my lineage well.
We're a family of writers
This I could always tell
Even before I was told.

Because I learned
Everything from my pens
And pencils.
All neat in their little boxes.

Don't fall in love to quickly,
They warned,
Or you'll never know
if there was a better way
Of doing something
Like playing in the snow,
I was taught to
keep my values strong
And be a good and warm person
In a world of bitter and cold.

From the sharpies I learned,
That things are permanent
And some are temporary
But you shouldn't expect either.
And I was taught that
If you scratch things out,
You might lose them forever.

And from the highlighters I learned
That somethings
Are more important that others
But that doesn't mean
They're without purpose
Because I also learned
The importance of punctuation
And especially the comma
(Lets eat grandma
Lets eat, grandma

From the pencils I learned,
That things will change
But change can be good.
And I learned that
not everything
has to be saved-
Sometimes it's okay to erase a number.

From the Erasers I learned
That not everything gets used
Some things just sit around
Looking shiney and new.
But I also learned from them
That things go away
Slowly changing things about them
Until they are no more.

So blessed am I
For my writers lineage
That made me fall in love
With the pen
And the paper.

The author's comments:
This is for my English class.

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