Poetry Archives Bio

My Pen I

July 21, 2008

With apologies to Full Metal Jacket by Stanley Kubrick.

This is my pen. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My pen is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it, as I must master my life. Without me, my pen is useless. Without my pen, I am useless. I must fire my pen true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will. Before God I swear this creed. My pen and myself are defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviours of my life. So be it. Until there is no enemy, but peace. Amen.