Sandpaper/The Pen vs. The Sword/March

Submitted for Contest #80 in response to: Write about an elderly character who was part of a historic movement years ago.... view prompt

Feb 08, 2021

American

Sandpaper

All your life you've been struggling,ย 

Looking for relief from the sandpaper.

The sandpaper that has weathered your skin,

Making you bleed and cry.

The sandpaper that has been there your whole life,

Been a constant negative.

Maybe that sandpaper is for the better.

You may not believe me now,

But one day you'll see that

That sandpaperย 

Has shaped you into something more beautiful than you already were.


The Pen vs. The Sword

The pen is mightier than the sword.

Some say that's not true.

They say you cannot fight with a pen.

They say you cannot kill with a pen.

They say you cannot make war with a pen.

But you can.

You can.

You can fight for justice. You can fight for hope. You can fight for people who do not have the ability to fight for themselves.

You can kill doubt with a pen. You can kill fear with a pen. You can kill almost any issue with a pen.

You can make a war against hunger with a pen. You can make war against war. You can make war against those who think they are higher than anyone else.

So, is a pen not mightier than a sword?

Well, swords are hard to write with.


March

March. March. March.

March for the month of the pandemic. The month that led to more months of death and depression for millions. The month that led to more months of face masks and resistance and Karens.

March for what matters. Some march for the black. Some march for the blue. Some march until they are black and blue. March for the matter.

March against brutality. March against the authority, who think they are above the authority. March against the authority who think they can kill without reason. Kill without mercy.

March against eight minutes and forty six seconds. Kneel to end kneeling. End the silence. Turn on the light for justice.

March for the dead. March for the fallen. March for those who cannot march for themselves. March against ignorance. March for change.

March, march, march.

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Hiii Th pen vs sword thing is rly smart actually if I think about it :) To get rid of the โ€˜XDโ€™s you can just go back and edit them out - Amethyst

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Hiiiii Thanks! I actually put the XDs in there so I could have enough words.

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yeah i know, but now that you submitted it, if you edit them out, it will still let you have it on your profile

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Nainika Gupta
17:43 Feb 10, 2021

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16:08 Feb 10, 2021

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Trina ann Pion
12:15 Feb 09, 2021

Loved your poems. Your use of repetition and imagery were quite effective.

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๐Ÿงƒ๐Ÿงƒ๐Ÿงƒ Hey thereee! You said you were downvoted, by how muchhhhh???

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hi! i got downvoted like 30 points just this morning. its so dang exhausting.

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Amara Tillington
13:42 Feb 22, 2021

Help

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Amara Tillington
16:28 Feb 24, 2021

Yeah, just trapped in writer's block.

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Amara Tillington
18:49 Feb 24, 2021

I can't think of aaaaaany thing and was hoping you could help me with ideas?

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Whisper .
01:51 Feb 19, 2021

Do you want to join our Marvel name trend? Here's who's already taken: Antman, Tony Stark, Scarlett Witch, Baby Groot, Gamora and Bucky Barnes(Me) Other than those, you can choose anyone. If you don't want to, that is perfectly fine.

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Whisper .
15:37 Feb 19, 2021

Who is ghost spider?

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in the multiverse, she's the spider man of her universe, but in original spiderman universe she was peter parkers girlfriend for a time. she's also in into the spiderverse. she can also be known as spider gwen.

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Whisper .
16:06 Feb 19, 2021

Oh! okay, I see now.

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I really like this half poem half story!!! Super creative! I especially love the part about Pen vs. Sword. Totally ingenious! You are a great writer and I will check out some of your other works! Again, great job!

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Thank you thank you! Most of these are just thoughts I thought I should write down, and I was bored, and so Pen vs. Sword was born!

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Ana Govindasamy
05:56 Feb 15, 2021

Woah. All the these messages are so good! The double meaning March was probably my favourite. You are a great writer! ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿงƒ

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Ana Govindasamy
15:37 Feb 15, 2021

No problem!

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Ari Reynes
17:53 Feb 12, 2021

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This a collection of (opinionated) poems written by yours truly! "March" was actually written in August for a quick writing assignment, but i later edited it and voila!

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Maya Emerson
21:56 Mar 04, 2021

Hey Carolina, I don't know if I ever told you, but would you like the link to our chatting document? Everyone stays anonymous and it's just for people to talk and plan stories and stuff. :)

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Yeah, sorry I can't join. My google account is my real name, so I can't do any docs. Sorry, but thanks for the offer :)

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Maya Emerson
22:01 Mar 04, 2021

Everyone on the document is an anonymous animal so they can type without their name showing up, it only shows if you comment. It's fine if you don't feel comfortable, though. :)

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Amaya Macaulay
02:08 Feb 24, 2021

pride! ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ are you part of lgbtq+

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Thus ends the end of the beginning of the end of us.

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Maya Emerson
01:32 Feb 19, 2021

๐–๐–Ž๐•ฎ๐–™๐–”๐•ฝ๐–ž ๐•ด๐–˜ ๐•บ๐–š๐•ฝ๐–˜! ๐•ฌ๐–•๐–•๐–†๐–—๐–Š๐–“๐–™๐–‘๐–ž ๐–Ž๐–™๐–˜ ๐–† ๐–ˆ๐–๐–†๐–‘๐–‘๐–Š๐–“๐–Œ๐–Š ๐–œ๐–๐–Š๐–—๐–Š ๐–ž๐–”๐–š ๐–˜๐–†๐–ž ๐–Ž๐–™ ๐–™๐–” ๐–˜๐–”๐–’๐–Š๐–”๐–“๐–Š ๐–†๐–“๐–‰ ๐–™๐–๐–Š๐–“ ๐–๐–†๐–›๐–Š ๐–™๐–๐–Š๐–’ ๐–•๐–†๐–˜๐–˜ ๐–Ž๐–™ ๐–”๐–“. ๐•ด ๐–Œ๐–”๐–™ ๐–Ž๐–™ ๐–‹๐–—๐–”๐–’ ๐–†๐–’๐–Š๐–™๐–๐–ž๐–˜๐–™ ๐–œ๐–๐–” ๐–Œ๐–”๐–™ ๐–Ž๐–™ ๐–‹๐–—๐–”๐–’ ๐–‘๐–š๐–“๐–† ๐–œ๐–๐–” ๐–Œ๐–”๐–™ ๐–Ž๐–™ ๐–‹๐–—๐–”๐–’ ๐–˜๐–†๐–•๐–•๐–๐–Ž๐–—๐–Š ๐–œ๐–๐–” ๐–Œ๐–”๐–™ ๐–Ž๐–™ ๐–‹๐–—๐–”๐–’ ๐–๐–†๐–™๐–Š ๐–œ๐–๐–” ๐–Œ๐–”๐–™ ๐–Ž๐–™ ๐–‹๐–—๐–”๐–’ ๐–๐–†๐–‰๐–Š ๐–œ๐–๐–” ๐–Œ๐–”๐–™ ๐–Ž๐–™ ๐–‹๐–—๐–”๐–’ ๐–Š๐–’๐–Š๐–—๐–†๐–‘๐–‰

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i cant even read what is says lol (victory is ours?), but i'll pass it on!

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Maya Emerson
01:39 Feb 19, 2021

Oop yeah that's what it says. Lol XD

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Maya Emerson
01:41 Feb 19, 2021

That's fine, it's hard. XD

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Okay, this story was beautiful and your bio was hilarious XD I wish I could write like you! Keep up the good work!! :)

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also.... Time is dead and meaning has no meaning!

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awwwww.....thank you! i feel all warm and fuzzy, like a duckling filled with tarantulas.

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Danny Dorito~
01:22 Feb 09, 2021

Ohhh, hiiii! great poems, lol i cant write a poem to save my life XDD lol coincidence, this collection was from an assignment, my latest story was from an assignment......idk i just think it's cool :DD Also, ๐Ÿงƒ๐Ÿงƒ๐Ÿงƒ๐Ÿงƒ๐Ÿงƒ๐Ÿงƒ๐Ÿงƒ๐Ÿงƒ๐Ÿงƒ๐Ÿงƒ๐Ÿงƒ๐Ÿงƒ๐Ÿงƒ

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Danny Dorito~
01:34 Feb 09, 2021

Of course! No problem :))

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