Poetry
With a Pencil in My Hand by Gracie Griffin

Artwork by Sean VelezWith a pencil in my hand, I can do anything

I can be anywhere, anyone, or anything

With a pencil in my hand, I can fly high in the clouds,

Or dive in the deepest depths of the ocean

With a pencil in my hand, I could live in a wolf’s den

Or an eagle’s nest

I could swing through the jungle on a vine,

Or slide down a glacier on my stomach

With a pencil in my hand, I could

Become the 1st woman president or

Invent something someone never thought of

With a pencil in my hand, I could

Create the future or change the past

But, I wouldn’t

That would spoil the surprise

With a pencil in my hand, I can write

Anytime, anywhere

I can make my wishes come true

Gracie Griffin

 

Artwork by Sean Velez
 
  1. Your poem has led me to a pencil. Thank you!

  2. You are always welcome. Writing can be the most powerful thing in the world. It is filled with hidden beauty and mystery. Everyone should write and see how they can change the world, one poem at a time.

  3. I love the way you make the Reader feel as though they were able to have the whole world in their Hands by picking up a pencil. Great Work!