Oh, what a tragedy! And with Drawing Day coming up soon.

Fallen from a pocket
Forgotten on the pavement
Crushed by a tire
Smashed and spoilt
Shattered and splintered
With lead fallen out
Left in the elements
To disintegrate and disappear
Such a shame, so sad
Still has some erasure
Still could do some “undo”

This scene could be anywhere in the paved world on any given day, I suppose.

Photo taken in a busy parking lot in Franklin, North Carolina, USA.

Read about Drawing Day

Camera: Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
Exposure: 1/800 sec.
Focal Length: 5 mm
F/Stop: f/2.8
ISO Speed: ISO-80

© Jean Gregory Evans

Buy Laminated Prints

Buy Framed Prints

Broken pencils are pretty much pointless.

A lover of art and nature, Jean adores animals, whimsy, smiles, and chocolate chip cookies, not necessarily in that order.

View Full Profile


  • Jean Gregory  Evans
    Jean Gregory ...over 3 years ago

    Buy Postcards and Greeting Cards

    Having a wonderful time. Wish you were here so you could loan me your pencil.

  • YouBet
    YouBetover 3 years ago

    This is a riot!! You sure know how to make me laugh wholeheartedly!!

  • You can’t know how your compliment pleases me to know, I mean, no end! … I’m so, so, so glad that I could make somebody laugh and even more pleased that it was you!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Margot Ardourel
    Margot Ardourelover 3 years ago

    Funny Jean! I am really enjoying all of your writing. Margot

  • Hey! Thanks Margot! You inspired me to give it a try! I will always be grateful!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Cal Kimola Brown
    Cal Kimola Brownover 3 years ago

    Excellent work Jean, the writing and the photo.

  • That’s a mighty fine compliment, especially coming from you! Thank you, Cal!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 3 years ago

    lol…..love this….tis a part of life it seems:)

  • linmarie
    linmarieover 3 years ago

    this cracked me up this morn,, thanks for the rib busting laugh.. I love your sense of whimsy and humor, we are going to get along just great as friends,, this deserves a prize,, peace and love linmarie

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.