I Write Not In Pen

I write not in pen

But in tears that well behind the lids

Of eyes blind to damnation,

Tears that don’t fall and last on the cheek

And fade upon the lips

Of the one whom these verses are

Intended for.

I write not in pen

But in blood in lieu of talents

And in sweat in lieu of arts

Both denied, both once scorned

But both reside in the one whose eyes

Are virgin to the doggerel

I devise.

I write not in pen

But in the winds’ footfalls

That carry upon their gusts

My ardor, unsounded and silent,

To the one whose ears remain

Blunt and dull

To the things I dare not write

In pen.

Poetry Rally 18


About kyogakura
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22 Responses to I Write Not In Pen

  1. waystationone says:

    because when its in pen
    its permanent
    considered true
    and i wonder what is…

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  3. Jingle says:

    the way you think is interesting,
    i enjoy reading your poem.

  4. ALexandria says:

    Well done- made me think of words of the heart and screams of falling tears are so loud to the one scorned and broken but only whisper on deaf ears.

  5. Short Poems says:

    I really enjoyed reading your lovely poem 🙂

  6. Artswebshow says:

    there’s lot of strong imagery in this poem.
    Nicely done

  7. there were some beautiful lines in this verse, and i loved the way the rhyme kept pulling itself back, a really good poem, thanks Pete

    • kyoichi says:

      wew. i’m writing freeverse really. it’s just that i tend to read in my mind and see if it feels weird to say the words out loud. 😀

      most of the poems i wrote sound like.

  8. megzone says:

    aawww…. heart-wrenching words..
    but the overall effect has come out soo well 🙂
    very good 😀

    Im here from Jingle’s Rally
    you can view my poem at

  9. I think this poem is so powerful because everyone has felt this way at some point. When your whole being feels thrust forward by what your soul is screaming and you don’t understand how the rest of the world stands still with all that momentum you are throwing forward.

  10. mairmusic says:

    Such a ballad of unrequited love! Great images and balance of form.

  11. Tim Keeton says:

    Very nice.

    Thanks for sharing. I hope you will visit my sites:

    Tim Keeton – A Writer’s Tale


    The Undead Poets Society

    Rhyme on!

    Tim Keeton
    (Undead)Poet / Wizard / Teller-of-tales
    A Week 19 Perfect Poet Award Winner

  12. “The things I dare not write in pen” –echoes of Frost, Blake, Dylan Thomas…You read a lot, don’t you? What kind of literature? (years/genres?)
    Love your blog.

  13. joanny says:

    Deeply felt — a vibrant intense poem — screaming silently.


    came by jingle today

  14. very easy to read…a nice easy flow, like a dream. the end of the poem is particularly interesting. Well done!

    • kyoichi says:

      the ending always plays a powerful part in the things that i write. i always think that the best lines should be said at the end because they are the ones that stick.

      thank you 😀

  15. wordwand says:

    a strong poem, fluent inspiring too.

  16. Jingle says:



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    have fun!

  17. Jingle says:

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