Life to the life-less words

There is something different about writing. Isn’t it? We feel happy while writing.  Readers feel happy while reading it. It is like a  transfer of emotions in the form of series of words. Thousands of words flowing from a brain to a paper, and those same words raising into the brain of readers while reading it. Wow, what a connection, what an achievement!  Even there is a saying, Pen is mightier than sword. Because a pen kills more words than a sword killing humans.

A king once doubted this saying. How can it be true! A Sword can kill, whereas the pen can’t. Once to test the saying, the king ordered the best soldier and the best writer in his kingdom to meet him the next day. The king placed a question to both of them to tell which is stronger? Pen or sword? The soldier said Sword and the writer said Pen. The king commanded them to prove it. The soldier brought ten people and beheaded their heads with the sword. The writer was so sad on this activity. He wrote a small story, of exact ten people who were laying on the ground, lifeless. The story was so well written that the king felt happy. The story made king feel like all those 10 people were alive in the story.

But then the Soldier raged with anger, asking ‘How this story can be mightier than the sword?’ .The king though being happy with the story, was not able to answer why this saying is true! Then he turned to the writer, writer’s story was beautiful, conclusion was even better, “Thousands of words are buried by the pen of the writer, just to give birth to hundreds of thoughts in the mind of the reader.”  But the writer wanted to give a perfect reply to satisfy the Soldier, after much brain-storming, the writer replied,
‘Sword takes out the life from the living beings, whereas pen gives life to the life-less words.  It creates  characters just by words. It creates a new world with just words as bricks. That’s why Pen is mightier than the sword’.
Soldier stepped back and felt sad for his actions. King confirmed that the saying is true.

From then, then ‘pen is mightier than sword’ is not just a saying. It’s a tradition. A tradition to write.

Thanks for reading.

11 thoughts on “Life to the life-less words

  1. David 16/07/2015 / 2:46 pm

    Wonderful story JJ. Consequences of words are more than taking life and I often wonder if our readers can see between the words and read between the lines to understand what we are really getting at. I’m sure you feel the same. Love, David

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    • Jackie Jain 16/07/2015 / 9:16 pm

      Yes. Very true David. Readers often read between the lines. Depends on the way we write. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.. πŸ™‚


  2. Jessica 16/07/2015 / 1:39 pm

    That’s an inspiring story, thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

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