Day 24 NaPoWriMo 2021

Hey! What’s a rabbit doing in this pencil question?

Day 24 – I. Napowrimo: Substitute the object/subject of a Wikipedia article for another object or subject. I chose the Domestic Rabbit and substituted a pencil for the object. II. Poetic Asides AprilPAD: write a question poem. III. The Poeming Found Poetry Challenge “Between Two Birds

I. & II.
The Domestication of Pencils        (or maybe it was rabbits)

Pencils are domesticated.
Even in the late Middle Ages,
European pencils were always
considered to be lucky. Kept
mostly in cosy little hutches,
kept mostly as family pets.
They’d never see an iron pot.
Strength came in long bones,
speedy in its locomotion.
Its ears listening all the while,
one ear moving One Direction,

(no, not the boy band),

and the other in the opposite.
Some strains of pencil are
bred for research, but most
prefer to sleep away the day.
Their sizes range from dwarf
to humungous giant, coming
in a wide variety of colours.
Some have patterned coats,
like one breed called Rex.
It has a short plush coat.

So I ask you, do you think it’s
okay to chew on that pencil?

Poem III. for The Poeming Found Poetry Challenge

© Misky 2021

6 responses to “Day 24 NaPoWriMo 2021”

  1. Very clever Misky. As sharp as a rabbit in fact!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. These rabbits with rubber tops – what can I with them?
    A clever lovely read

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Graham.

      Like

  3. “Some strains of pencil are
    bred for research, but most
    prefer to sleep away the day.”

    Maybe they have nothing to say…

    Both pieces are wonderful. that’s all I’ve got to say.

    Like

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