Tapera Makadho

Lend Me Your Pen - Poem by Tapera Makadho

Lend me your pen
Mighty and indelible is its ink
Mysterious, how it gives voice
To a dumb and blank page

Lend me your pen
Ever spewing from its nib
Is a mystical ink
Which like water
Oozing out of a spring
Teems to make a stream
That quenches thirsty throats
And rinses dirt

Lend me your pen
I've an itchy pimple to scratch
And a torn garment to patch

Lend me your pen
It composes glorious songs
Dirges for funerals
Serenades for lovebirds
Carols for Christmas
Eulogies and etudes
Poems and odes

Lend me then your pen
I've an anthem to compose
An anthem for all to sing
Civilians and captains alike

Lend me your pen
So I can write like you do.

Topic(s) of this poem: friendship

Comments about Lend Me Your Pen by Tapera Makadho

  • (9/13/2016 8:18:00 AM)

    Rather hold tight the pen you have, Tapera! (Report) Reply

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  • Novoti Gcisakazi Calpurnia Jiya (4/8/2016 7:45:00 AM)

    ooow I love this, sooo nice :) (Report) Reply

  • Fabrizio Frosini (10/16/2015 8:23:00 AM)

    it's ok, dear Tapera: this poem of yours will be in the Anthology book ''HOW TO WRITE A POEM - COME SCRIVERE POESIA'' - at Amazon - Bilingual Edition
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  • (9/24/2015 4:25:00 PM)

    oh man what a nice piece of poetry.i think i need to borrow yours.wu funi kubhalha (Report) Reply

  • (9/19/2015 9:55:00 AM)

    a masterstroke! You gotta love this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Pamela Sinicrope (9/18/2015 4:21:00 PM)

    I LOVE this poem. First, its clever, because it again, brings to mind another speech I had to memorize as a child, Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend me Your Ears..., from Shakespeare's, Julius Caesar. While the content is completely different, the sound of the phrase Lend me....affects how I read on. Second, I like the choice of images, rotating between funny and serious, with the use of one well-selected couplet, I've an itchy pimple to scratch/And a torn garment to patch. Is this a metaphor? Finally, I enjoy the exchange between imagined poets while I read this piece. And the ending is perfect! (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Brick (9/6/2015 9:09:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem! Splendidly developed! Great vocabulary! This is what a poem should be. Regardless of the subject matter, which may move us to tears or to laughter, may make us forget the sorrows of the world or burn those sufferings into our memory, a poem is a piece of literature and must be artistically made. I admire your ability
    to do justice to both halves of poetic creativity - the subject matter and the poetic craft. OH, can I borrow your pen! !
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  • Is It Poetry James Mclain (9/5/2015 3:16:00 PM)

    You have no need for the
    pen of another
    your pen is like no other's.. iip
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 5, 2015

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