Write, right

The idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss.

J K Rowling


When I was young I used to strive

To bring my thoughts on paper alive

In the best handwriting I could manage

Filling lines neatly, page by page

Using ink that smoothly flowed

I was proud of my penmanship, and it showed

I wrote papers for school, stories, essays

I kept journals, wrote verses in different ways

If I had a thought, it had to be expressed

In long hand, words had to be impressed

Upon sheets of paper with a fine pen

My mind and right hand worked in tandem then

This continued through all my training; helped me

Grasp complex concepts, helped me clearly see

How my knowledge I could consolidate

Into practice; various facts I learnt to collate.


I do not know how somewhere along the way

Computers and tablets started filling my day

Reading and writing became, increasingly

Activities to be indulged in electronically

I was soon typing my papers, and word documents

Replaced the good old ink and parchment

Now penmanship is mostly confined

To all the forms that have to be signed

The change was gradual, and I never noticed

The lack of actual writing, I doubt I missed

Using pen and paper the way I used to

Like most others, I had embraced technology too


Then one day, teaching my son to write

I did not have a sheet of paper in sight

At home, so I went ahead and bought

A notebook for him, so he could be taught

The basic R of writing systematically-

Something shifted within me, quite dramatically

I had a strong urge to write on a crisp white sheet

So a notebook I bought for myself, this desire to meet

The first few words that I penned quite slowly

Were almost cathartic, soon  I was immersed wholly

In filling the blank pages in bright black ink

My mind and my hand formed an unbroken link

It felt good to write on paper, and since then

I indulge in  that lost medium fairly often

Somehow the flow of ideas is different 

When I write instead of typing a document

It serves as a great reminder to me

Old habits die hard, certainly!













Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

2 thoughts on “Write, right

  1. Even I agree that the flow of ideas is entirely different on a paper than on the keyboard. I think our mind and his ideas and imagination sync better with a pen in our hand than our fingers on the keyboard.
    Loved the poem😊😊😊

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