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Long live the pencil (A poem in salute to my graphite friend By Phanuel Ayelum.)

In more than 50 shades

you can replicate reality,

I want to hold you in each verse,

that you may stay there indelibly.

Woe a warrior without their sword,

Woe a writer without their pencil.

Woe to the tool that isn’t sharp,

Fine to its tip also.

“The pen is mightier than the sword,” they say;

The pencil is erased.

Irreplaceable in that respect,

It cannot be out-phased.

Long live the pencil;

In every H and B,

In every verse written,

Recognize it’s shade as key.

Long live the pencil;

In every word that I write,

May he be perceived as more,

Than just wood-cased-graphite!

Poem By: Phanuel Ayelum.

This poem was inspired by a relatively interesting, thought-provoking publication I recently read. The article [by Tim Harford] is about how we have underrated the pencil. Perhaps you might find it equally interesting, here’s a link to the site and feel free to share your thoughts :

View the article here

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