Death of a Pencil

how many words have been written
with its limited length
how many times its carbon have been sharpened
’till it became abbreviated
as its  life’s border was seen
not to exceed the stretch
perhaps countless  or more times
it has been used by the people’s hands
to be schooled, literate,civilized
trained, and to be brainy
it has served and sacrificed
its defined life for them
how to be good in writing
and to become a notable figure
its definite size has  shrank
to a shorter petite one
while the  children grow and mature
with the pencil’s  priceless services
its life has run to its term
nearing the edge of its breath
 to be laid down to a quiet rest…

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