Francis Duggan

The Pen And The Sword - Poem by Francis Duggan

The pen is mightier than the sword as some like to say
Though I'm one of those who doesn't see it that way
'Tis true that harsh written words drive some to suicide
But surely by the sword far more would have died
With the dreaded Grim Reaper we all have a date
But to die by the sword is there any worse fate?
You'd have to be rather callous it does seem to me
To wish such a death even on your worst enemy
Written words can be cruel when meant to offend
And the one who hurts you in such a way is surely not your friend
With the pen is mightier than the sword many would disagree
And one of the many would surely be me
Offensive written words some to suicide do drive
But the wound of the sword few are known to survive.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 28, 2016

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