Power of Pen

“PEN is mightier than the sword’’ is a metonymic adage that indicates the power of writing. This means that a pen has the power to achieve than a sword does. A king can rule only his kingdom, but a poet or writer can rule the whole world through his/her inspirational writing. The man who holds the pen is a knowledgeable and learned man, and those who hold the sword become ineffective and unsuccessful. All respected well-known philosophers, writers, doctors ,poets, engineers, and wise educated men were guided by the pen.

The pen writes words, and these words have power. Words have power to persuade, influence, dry tears, and forge smiles. Words can heal emotional wounds and eliminate fears. The words of a pen are always better than the fallen blood and gore of the sword. The pen has won many countries independences, and national leaders have used it to obtain the jewel of liberty. Great writers and thinkers have inspired the masses, since times immemorial. French revolution was boosted by the writings of Rousseau and Voltaire.

On the other hand the victories of the sword are short-lived. Alexander’s desire to conquer the world remained unfulfilled. Hitler was eventually defeated in the Second World War. However, the plays and poems of Kalidas, Shakespeare and wordsworth are still afresh among readers.

Battles are fought for a certain period of time over a particular area. But the teachings of prophet ( Pbuh), Buddha and Gandhi are universal in their appeal.

So drop the sword and pick up the pen. Unite the world and have global peace .Stop all wars and live without fears. The sword is tyranny whereas the pen brings knowledge and wisdom. The sword will bring you nothing but death and burdens. The power of the pen is so great, that the pen will rule, as the sword will beg at its feet. Shun the path of violence and make a cordial bound with pen. Abolish the sword, and live in the agenda of peace and knowledge.

Let us embrace the pen and throw away all swords and weapons of mass-destruction. This is the surest way of making brotherhood and humanity prevail in the world.

Adil Afroz

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