2010 – 5th Grade Honorable Mention Winner

Varun Patamalla, Texas.

Is the Pen Mightier than the Sword?

My Beliefs of the Pen

I think the pen is mightier than the sword, because the sword gives only physical pain, but the pen can change people’s lives and what they believe in. the pen can hurt where it touches your soul. An example of a person who thinks the pen is mightier than the sword is Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King wanted to stop racism. He made a famous speech called, “I Have a Dream” It changed many people’s lives.

Words sell. They influence. They persuade. They even forge smiles, dry tears, heal wounds, and abolish fears. They have the power to bring joy and laughter in an otherwise cold and somber world. And of course, words can make your rich, but by the same token, words can also hurt. Words can create havoc of thin hair. Words can drive virtual stakes into people’s hearts. They can topple companies and entire governments. And they can even kill. But the worst of all, they can cause wars. And sadly, they often do. Words have immerse power that can be harnessed for both good and bad. This is why I think the pen is mightier than the sword.


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