VPR Selection -- Tuttle
by Paige Tuttle
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You may think I'm only good for writing words.
You may use me only for your advantage,
You might only pick me for my flower or smiley face pattern
But let me just say that I am more then just an utensil to help you get your task done.
You have no idea how much pain I have to endure just so you can sharpen me to the point.
Then I just break.
Then once again you sharpen me.
You sharpen and sharpen and sharpen me. Oh the pain.
You sharpen me until I am just a little stump.
Then you throw me in the plastic bag next to your teacher's desk.
In that bag I find comfort for only a short time.
Because before you know, I find comfort once again at a place you call "the dump."