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Topic: The Writer’s Skill/Craft (04/22/10)
TITLE: the old typewriter
By Elizabeth Cain
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The old typewriter’s rusty keys reverberated as the writer briskly typed at his desk.
Clink, click, ping,
He paused to slide the lever back, and the ring of the old machine rattled throughout the old dusty room.
Click, click, clack,
The writer then continued to type, carefully choosing each word he would use.
Click, click, clack
As time passed the writer fluently filled the page with the story of truth and unfailing love.
Ping, click, click,
By now he’d filled the pile of pages on his desk with words of scripture.
Click, click, clunk
Words that could save a life, and make that life into something spectacular.
Cluck, clack, clunk,
Even a desolate void could be given life and beauty when spoken to by Jehovah.
Click, click, click
And when the words of God are taken to the void of a sinful heart, it also will be filled with life and meaning.
Click, click, ping,
For what goes to the heart is in turn pumped throughout the whole being.
Click, click, click,
Thus when the words of God are taken to heart following its decrees becomes a lifestyle; a response to a new life that has been found.
Click, click, clink,
So we either live by the life-giving supply of God’s words,
Click, click, ping
Or we settle for the deadly lies screamed by the world.
Click, clank, click,
Shall we ignore its words and choose to keep the words sealed away in a closed book where they have no meaning in our hearts and lives.
Click, clink click.
The writer smiled and lifting his aged hands from the keypad. He removed his glasses and wiped the lenses. Then with shaky hands he carefully gathered his pages together.
He laid the parchments down in a neat pile and rested his elbows on the table, studying the result of his toil: the finished product of a writer’s craft.
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