The Pen’s Lament

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The Pen's Lament | Short Prose Random Specific Thoughts

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Words make you think. Music makes you feel. A song makes you feel a thought.
― Yip Harburg

With every word I pen down, I see how your innate melody distorts them to fall in line with the tune you were born with. In all its splendour and glory, I see your music seeping into the hearts of the grieved and happy. The music whose essence I create. As I write and scratch off words, I see you in the distance, giddy with the impatience of not being called sooner. I see you held prisoner at the threshold of the paper that shelters your would-be lyrics while I struggle to find that perfect word that sends pangs of warmth and sorrow flying to every listener, kind enough to lend you their ears.

My heart grieves with every syllable I give birth to, on this magical night, knowing they won’t be mine after you enslave them to your tantalizing beauty of rhythm. I can feel myself running out of ink while my metal nib continues to write and scratch words over and over. Oh, how I wish I could make them sing for me like you will.

Through parchment after parchment, you sit and watch as I grow wearier and wearier exhausting myself to hunt for that perfect word we both know doesn’t exist yet. Word after word, syllable after syllable, period after period; oh how we toil through the moonlit night! I’m at the last verse now and I hear your heart flutter with the joy of completion as I admire my handiwork.

“Won’t you help to sing these songs of freedom?”
― Bob Marley

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I find myself letting out a long, sad sigh of relief as I put that period at the end of the last word of the final verse. I survey my piece of work and watch as you soar into the words, breathing life into every nook and corner of every word. I take my place on the chipped wooden box reserved for me and listen as you’re sung, every word falling into a place of its own. I listen as the music drifts and drips down my soul, seeping into my heart and enslaving my mind forevermore.

My soul twirls to the rhythm of the song, you make the skies sing tonight.

Oh, dear song, how I wish I could write you all over again.

Perhaps it is how we are made; perhaps words of truth reach us best through the heart, and stories and songs are the language of the heart.
― Stephen R. Lawhead, Merlin

Thoughtfully yours,
Introverted Thoughts aka D

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64 thoughts on “The Pen’s Lament

  1. What an unique thought. 👏👏👏 Appreciate you for such a magnificent work. I am so impressed.
    I survey my piece of work and watch as you soar into the words, breathing life into every nook and corner of every word. A beautiful writing dear D. ❤️❤️❤️🤝

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  2. Dear D, what you and your pen created together is the poetry of beauty. You should write, NOW; you don’t need “a story”, you could just put down your thoughts, and it will still read beautifully.
    Thank you.
    Joanna

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  3. Incredible! So beautifully written, all of it. I’m afraid I’ll have to steal the use of “scratching words”, it’s so amazingly descriptive. Love it.

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  4. “My heart grieves with every syllable I give birth to, on this magical night, knowing they won’t be mine after you enslave them to your tantalizing beauty of rhythm.”
    “I listen as the music drifts and drips down my soul, seeping into my heart and enslaving my mind forevermore.”
    Ok wow, I am just at a loss for words!! This entire piece is so magical and breathtakingly beautiful, these two lines and your final two lines stood out to me though! D, this is seriously amazing writing and really inspires me!! Incredibly well done, I look forward to the future of this series 💛🖤🤗

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  5. The essence of women
    as the bearer and sustainer of life
    The words of the poets
    The sounds of the musicians
    The painter’s colors
    The thinking of the wise
    The knowledge of those who know
    The feeling and the premonitions of the people

    The soul is the source of all being of all thinking
    The music in the echo of your orchestra
    A song on the lips confirms their magic

    All arts in the service of the soul

    The words in search of truth
    they resound in each of us
    over time
    im a little different here and now

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  6. I have my English exam tomorrow and I cant help but wonder what would happen to me, if I got this for comprehension. I’ll probably keep rereading it over and over until every word is etched into my heart, just so that every word I write hence would contain more than what’s shown on surface even if it takes time. Wow D! That was one incredible post from start to finish ❤

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  7. Ok wow. This was absolutely BEAUTIFUL, D! The imagery and message it conveyed… goodness. I loved it. 😍❤️
    Btw that featured image is one of my all-time favorites! I’m serious!

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  8. I love the partnership created in this piece – the relationship between
    the writer and the singer/song and the many interpretations of this.
    An intriguing and creative soul dance. 💖

    and this…
    “…to hunt for that perfect word we both know doesn’t exist yet.”
    Exquisite!

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  9. Awww how is this so beautiful and poetic?! D, I can’t!! YOUR SO TALENTED AT WRITING!! This was so so beautiful, it was like the words were dancing across the page!!
    *hugs
    -kaelyn 😛

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  10. I spent some time listening to music this morning early–first some trumpet and jazz followed bey classical. What a wonderful way to start the day.
    You have given us insight into the creative process in this piece, Hon. Congrats!

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  11. I enjoyed reading your post, it brought a big smile to my face as I was reminded of the lyrics sung by Bob Marley “One Love” and started singing

    One love, one heart
    Let’s join together and a-feel all right
    One love (full of mercy)
    One heart (I tell you)
    Let’s join together (at this house I pray)
    And a-feel alright (and I will feel alright)
    Let’s join together and a-feel all right

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  12. Aw.. that’s incredibly kind of you to say!! I think your interpretation and answers would end up a piece of art in themselves!
    Thank you so very much for taking the time to read! I hope your exam went well! ❤️❤️

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  13. That means so much to me! I’m so happy you liked it!

    Wow, those are such beautiful lyrics! I can’t wait to check that song out!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share your thoughts!! ❤️

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  14. You flatter me D ❤ Thank you so much, but I highly doubt it would be anywhere as close as yours ( :
    The pleasure is mine! I am just really glad its over! (:

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