The Lady With My Blue Pen




I gave my blue pen to a lady in a wheelchair.
Her lips retreated back into her face.
Her legs didn't work.
She couldn't quite talk.
And she knew it.

I gave my blue pen to the lady in a wheelchair.
She had a pink box full of poems,
Of dreams and wedding invitations.
It was full of her life,
And she knew it.

I gave my blue pen to the lady in a wheelchair
As she whispered to me,
"It all falls in place, doesn't it?"
I don't know what "it" was.
But she knew it.

I gave my blue pen to the lady in a wheelchair
Because she wanted to write a poem.
I could see the words
Bubbling beneath her skin.
And she knew it.

I gave my blue pen to the lady in a wheelchair.
She possessed poetry in her veins,
A power of words in her soul
As she showed me her work.
And she knew it.

I gave my blue pen to the lady in a wheelchair.
She held it with an idea,
A purpose was forming
As she wrote in the air.
And she knew it.

I gave my blue pen to the lady in a wheelchair
She pointed it to her grandchildrens' picture
"I just want them to..."
She couldn't finish.
But I knew it.

I gave my blue pen to the lady in a wheelchair.
She wrote a poem in the air,
And it landed in my heart.
This is that poem.
And she knows it.


The Lady With My Blue Pen showed me, without many words, that dreams never die, even if we face death. The Lady With My Blue Pen reminds me that God uses our gifts even when the world tell us that we are done. The Lady With My Blue Pen showed me what true poetry is, and she knows it.

Princess Hannah

12 comments:

  1. This is amazing! Hannah! I love it so much. The dreams really never die <3

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    1. Why thank you, Vanessa! She really touched me in a humbling way.

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  2. OH. MY. WORD. I am in love with this story so. much. If I was the 'askjhlsidgsi'-ing type, I'd do it 😂 it's so beautiful xx nina

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    1. Isn't it beautiful? She was beautiful. Thank you.

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  3. THANK YOU for this, Hannah. She (and you!) gave a glorious gift to the world <3 <3 <3.

    ~ Savannah
    scattered-scribblings.com

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  4. This is...this is just stunning. And so much what me and my 'dead' dreams needed to hear. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

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  5. I love this. Such a sweet story and poem with a powerful message. <3

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  6. This is like thoughtful and I feel like the words mean so much more than anyone even the writer can even imagine. Beautiful. :)

    Nabila // Hot Town Cool Girl

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  7. "It all falls in place, doesn't it?"

    This is beautiful. I think this piece really spoke to the timeless beauty of our souls - how even when we are broken and physically weak, Christ shines through us. I remember meeting a woman once also confined to a wheelchair whose spirit held the same beauty and strength. This was an awesome insight! :) <3

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