This Little Pencil
This little pencil, small and worn
that somebody has bitten
has a zillion words all stuffed inside
Just waiting to be written.
And not just words, but paragraphs
of wisdom, rhyme and wit-
While I just stare and wonder how
they got it all to fit.
But a more important question-
I can say without a doubt-
isn't how they got the words to fit-
But can I get the right ones out?
- Joe Thompson