Precious Words

A Poem By Sarah // 1/17/2009

A lone figure sat hunched over a table in the corner of them dark room.

The only light was emited from a laptop in front of the person who was tapping away with the mindless intensity of a machine.

Occasionally, the endless tapping of the keys stopped, the Writer leaned forward, examining what was writted on the faintly glowing screen.

A few strokes of the mouse, a few words deleted, imperfection replaced for perfection, in the Writer's eyes.

For an endless eternity the only sound in the room once more was the tapping of the keys.

Once, the Writer rose from the table and crossed the room to one of the walls where a heavy blanket covered the sole Window, and pulling the blanket away from the frigid glass the Writer allowed a little grey light to enter the room as the Writer gazed out the Window.

The Writer remained there for an interminable amount of time as the grey light began to ever-so-slowly change to brilliant gold.

The Writer let the blanket fall over the Window once more, the room was again dark, lit only by the faint glow f the laptop's screen.

The Writer set to work once more with more energy, the slump of the shoulders all but gone, a fresh look in the eyes.

The Writer sat, hunched over a laptop in the corner of a dark room, writing away with the intensity of one inspired, feeling over each word carefully, like a Miser examining each coin in his hands, insuring that each one is solid gold.

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Ooo, I like this, Sarah! It

Ooo, I like this, Sarah! It describes a writer so well.
Btw, happy belated birthday!! When did you turn 15?
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"Elves and Dragons! Cabbages and potatoes are better for me and you. Don't go getting mixed up in the business of your betters, or you'll land in trouble too big for you." — Hamfast Gamgee (the Gaffer)

Clare Marie | Sat, 01/17/2009

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

thank ya! I was typing away

thank ya! I was typing away in the dark on my laptop just like in the poem and I couldn't think any more then suddenly I got this vision of how I must look and wrote it down!

December 30th. :)

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"You're pirates! Hang the code, and hang the rules! They're more like guidelines anyway"
-Elizabeth Swan//Pirates of the Caribbean//Curse of the Black Pearl

Sarah | Sat, 01/17/2009

"Sometimes even to live is courage."
-Seneca

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Cool!! So you're a December

Cool!!
So you're a December baby, too? My birthday is December 2nd. :)
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"Elves and Dragons! Cabbages and potatoes are better for me and you. Don't go getting mixed up in the business of your betters, or you'll land in trouble too big for you." — Hamfast Gamgee (the Gaffer)

Clare Marie | Sat, 01/17/2009

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

My sister's birthday is

My sister's birthday is December 1st. :D My birthday is in June- warm, sunny, summery June...

Great piece, by the way.
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He who is near to his Captain is sure to be a target for the archers.
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Anna | Sun, 01/18/2009

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

two of my siblings'

two of my siblings' birthdays, my grandma's and my parents' anniversary is in June. :)
It's a good month. :D

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"You're pirates! Hang the code, and hang the rules! They're more like guidelines anyway"
-Elizabeth Swan//Pirates of the Caribbean//Curse of the Black Pearl

Sarah | Mon, 01/19/2009

"Sometimes even to live is courage."
-Seneca

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I just found this...good

I just found this...good job, Sarah! I'd say its very descriptive of a laptop-using writer!
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The leprechauns made me do it!!

Heather | Tue, 01/20/2009

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And now our hearts will beat in time/You say I am yours and you are mine...
Michelle Tumes, "There Goes My Love"

That was really good

I think I would have put this in the fiction section but I see how it could be all three. Fiction, essay or poem. btw i thought you were older than me! I'll be 16 on 5/01)
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Keri | Thu, 01/22/2009

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Happy late Birthday Sarah! :P

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The way it looks isn't always the way it is.

Velocity | Thu, 02/05/2009

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The Truth will set you free.

Strangely enough I just got

Strangely enough I just got around to reading this. I love the way you talk about the whole miser/writer, gold/words thingy. Great comparison, I love comparisons.

Velocity, I LOVE your picture! I have a thing about roses.......

"A wizard is never late, nor is he early; he arrives presicely when he means to." Gandalf

The Brit | Thu, 02/05/2009

Oh, thanks! :)

Oh, thanks! :)

Sarah | Thu, 02/05/2009

"Sometimes even to live is courage."
-Seneca

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I like this a lot...good job,

I like this a lot...good job, Sarah!

And Clare, December 2nd is my birthday too!

Annabel | Mon, 07/20/2009

Wow. I just looked at your

Wow. I just looked at your bio, and discovered that I was also born in the same year as you--1993. Astonishing.

 

Annabel | Mon, 07/20/2009

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