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Times New Roman

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posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 02:29 PM
I am Times New Roman Font
and I have known Grayeagle for a long time.
He always uses me in 14 point
because 12 is too small and 16 is too big.

He has spent a lot of his life
trying to maintain the middle point,
walk the middle line, and avoid strife.
Reasonable risk is his mantra!

His body no longer represents his spirit,
only his words can communicate his strength.
His actions have become limited by his age,
his words, his only chance to be a wise sage.

He desires to find truth
and is willing to sacrifice.
He weeps at the suffering of others
and comforts those in pain.

He continues to confide his mistakes with me.
I am his confidant when he shares too much.
I communicate his thoughts as best I can
but sometimes I must must disappear so that he remains.

I am his second chance to communicate
what he cannot utter with his other voice.
He tries to control me with grammar
but I strain at his reins.

Though I represent his deepest thoughts
I know there is so much more,
things he won't write because of fear
and so with time they disappear.

I am often left unfinished,
trashed, rewritten, abandoned,
crumpled, I lay as waste but
I know, he will always give me the last word.

For after all, he is a friend.

posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 02:37 PM
a reply to: grayeagle

Ha! Mine friend is Courier New.

It's the font of old typewriters. I write everything (my stories, my thread) with that font before they get posted in some other font here.

Good poem mate!

edit on 4-2-2016 by swanne because: Wrong emoticon got posted!

posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 03:21 PM

posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 04:13 PM
a reply to: swanne
I think it is fun to think about why we choose a certain font. 14 point appears to be my Goldielocks. Just the right size!

posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 07:02 PM
a reply to: Night Star

Thanks! I still write with cursive but convert on my computer so that it becomes legible. I tend to get kind of lazy writing with cursive!

posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 10:07 PM
The fish takes the bait, but the Fisherman enjoys the meal.

posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 08:29 AM
a reply to: ClownFish

Welcome to ATS! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are a writer who will join the rest of us.

posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 09:15 AM
a reply to: grayeagle

Thank you. That line is a paraphrase of a different notion from an old book no longer in print. But for me there were fractal layers of esoteric meanings in your post. In fact, it still gives me chills. I wish I had written it. I'm honored to read it and am a bit haunted by it. I'm thinking of framing it. With a wince, did you mean to type the must must?

I continue to be drawn into it and want to read what's crumpled on the floor. I think that's where the best ideas lay, too soon filtered. As for your question of if I am a writer, I don't know. I'm still crumpled on the floor.

posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 04:37 PM
a reply to: ClownFish
Yes,I wanted to be emphatic without using the normal methods. I am not schooled in proper grammar. I appreciate that you liked it and for your kind words.

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