My Silver Love


My favorite pen fits perfectly in my hand. Sleek silver shell, slightly cold at first until warmed by the words it will ink to a page. It has substance, not too heavy, not too light. It knows everything there is to know about me, it has written of my innermost thoughts and wishes and dreams. It’s shared in my heartache and rejoiced in my joy. With my pen in hand we waltz across the page, dancing with words to music no one else can hear.

It didn’t start out as my pen, it belonged to another, who, I have no idea. How I came to have it, or how it came to have me, I can’t recall. One day it was just mine, it became an extension of my soul. When I first touched it to a blank page, I watched the dark, black ink seeping into the stark white paper and I saw pure and perfect beauty. Never has a pen touched the page so softly, leaving such a smooth trail of elegance wherever it goes.

My children often try to take it; my husband seeks to steal it away from me. My perfect pen is wanted by all. I carry it with me wherever I go. I’m not the type to lie, but if someone asks if I have a pen they can borrow the only answer there can be is no. It’s not really a lie because my pen is so much more than just a pen; It’s my partner, my confidant and my friend.

I’ve used many others, but this one has something they did not, I know not what it is, but I feel it when I hold it in my hand. Some may not understand, I don’t quite understand it myself, I simply know it is a special pen. I wonder what hands have held it before. I wonder if they knew what a treasure they held. I wonder if they search for it still.

I hope to keep it always; I doubt I could ever find another good enough to take its place. Is it odd to hold such attachment to an ordinary object, one disposable to most, irreplaceable to me? My pen is my pen; I’ll care for and keep it as long as I can. It has many more words to put on a page.

Crystal R. Cook

4 thoughts on “My Silver Love

  1. Pingback: My Silver Love has Been Lost | The Qwiet Muse

  2. I love hearing about favourite pens and stationary.
    May I include some of your words is a book I’m working on where real people who write share about writing? It’s to inspire people to write and has different sections. There is a section on writing tools and this would fit nicely.
    Your name, age and location will be included.
    All good if you want to decline, just thought I’d check.


    • Thank you, I am sorry I haven’t replied sooner, I get so caught up in . . . everything :o) I think this is the third piece you’ve inquired about, again, thank you. I think your book sounds wonderful and I would be honored to add my voice. Do you already have a publisher or will you be self publishing?


      • I was sure I’d asked you before, but couldn’t find my previous comments. Oh well, sorry! No worries at all. Glad to include you! So excited.
        The goal was to self-publish but I’m keeping the options open. I’d love a print book with beautiful glossy colour pages, but may have to go ebook first.
        May I grab your name, age and location to be included with your words. Feel free to email the details if you prefer:


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